Once there was a waver in the line, such as precedes a rush.
Which, therefore, precedes the other as a cause, and which follows as an effect?
At last the disillusionment that precedes death came to him.
An instant's lull there was, like the lull in nature that precedes a clap of thunder.
The lull referred to was like the calm that precedes the storm.
It is the first campaign of a great war, and precedes the birth of a nation.
Then came the home-sickness, which so often precedes dissolution.
This was something as ominous as the pause that precedes the earth's spasmodic throes.
It seems to wane at present, but it is only the decrease that precedes the new development.'
The character of this part of the hymn is quite different from that which precedes.