Watch The Rising Day

from by Matthew Smith

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My former hopes are fled, my terror now begins
I feel, alas, that I am dead in trespasses and sins
Ah, whither shall I fly? I hear the thunder roar
The Law proclaims Destruction nigh and Vengeance at the door
Vengeance at the door, oh, vengeance at the door

When I review my ways, I dread impending doom
But sure a friendly whisper says “Flee from the wrath to come”
I see, or think I see a glimmering from afar
A beam of day that shines for me to save me from despair
Save me from despair, oh, save me from despair

Forerunner of the sun, it marks the pilgrim’s way
I’ll gaze upon it while I run and watch the rising day
Forerunner of the sun, it marks the pilgrims way
I’ll gaze upon it while I run and watch the rising day
Watch the rising day, oh, watch the rising day


from The Road Sessions Collection, released July 21, 2009
Written by Matthew S. Smith
©2008 Detuned Radio Music
Based in part on a hymn text by William Cowper



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Matthew Smith Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He finds beauty exploring the tension between joy and sorrow, between the Already and the Not Yet.

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