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Where the faded flower shall freshen

Where the faded flower shall freshen

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Where the faded flower shall freshen]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Where the faded flower shall freshen
Freshen never more to fade;
Where the shaded sky shall brighten,
Brighten nevermore to shade;
Where the morn shall wake in gladness,
And the moon the joy prolong;
Where the daylight dies in fragrance,
‘Mid the burst of holy song;—

We shall meet and we shall rest
‘Mid the holy and the blest;
We shall meet on yonder shore,
With the loved ones gone before;
We shall meet and we shall rest
‘Mid the holy and the blest.

2 Where the love that here we lavish
On the with’ring leaves of time
Shall have fadeless flowers to fix on
In an ever spring-bright clime;
Where we find the joy of loving
As we never loved before—
Loving on, unchilled, unhindered—
Loving once and evermore;— [Refrain]

3 Where no shadow shall bewilder,
Where life’s vain parade is o’er,
Where the sleep of sin is broken,
And the dreamer dreams no more;
Where the child has found the mother,
Where the mother finds the child,
Where the loved ones all are gathered
That were scattered on the wild;— [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #80

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where the faded flower shall freshen
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Brother, we shall meet and rest



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