39. Hills of the North, rejoice

1 Hills of the North, rejoice,
river and mountain-spring,
hark to the advent voice;
valley and lowland, sing.
Christ comes in righteousness and love,
he brings salvation from above.

2 Isles of the Southern seas,
sing to the listening earth,
carry on every breeze
hope of a world's new birth:
In Christ shall all be made anew,
his word is sure, his promise true.

3 Lands of the East, arise,
he is your brightest morn,
greet him with joyous eyes,
praise shall his path adorn:
your seers have longed to know their Lord;
to you he comes, the final word.

4 Shores of the utmost West,
lands of the setting sun,
welcome the heavenly guest
in whom the dawn has come:
he brings a never-ending light
who triumphed o'er our darkest night.

5 Shout, as you journey home,
songs be in every mouth,
lo, from the North they come,
from East and West and South:
in Jesus all shall find their rest,
in him the universe be blest.

Text Information
First Line: Hills of the North, rejoice
Author: Charles Ernest Oakley (1832-1865)
Meter: 66 66 88
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent; Advent Sunday: Year A; Church: Universal (5 more...)
Source: Adapt.: English Praise, 1975
Tune Information
Name: LITTLE CORNARD
Composer: Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © Chester Music and Novello & Co, 14-15 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ UK Permission applied for.



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