Similar constructions in very different songs.

Heard this yesterday:

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.

(Williams, “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah,” 1745)

Which reminded me of this:

I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides.

(Hill, “Sometimes When We Touch,” 1977)


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