“I’ll Fly Away”

Did Psalm 90 inspire the gospel song “I’ll Fly Away, by Albert E. Brumley? I don’t know but the similarities are undeniable.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.  For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.  Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.  They days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away (Psalm 90: 4-10 Holy Bible).

Psalm 90 is attributed to Moses.  The introduction reads:  “A Prayer of Moses the man of God.”  (See Job 20: 8 also.)

English: Psalm 90 of The Holy Bible, King Jame...

English: Psalm 90 of The Holy Bible, King James version, 1772. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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