1 My soul, there is a country
far beyond the stars,
where stands a wingèd sentry
all skilful in the wars.
2 There, above noise and danger,
sweet peace sits crowned with smiles,
and One born in a manger
commands the beauteous files.
3 He is thy gracious Friend,
and — O my soul, awake! —
did in pure love descend,
to die here for thy sake.
4 If thou canst get but thither,
there grows the flower of peace,
the rose that cannot wither,
thy fortress and thy ease.
5 Leave then thy foolish ranges,
for none can thee secure
but one who never changes,
thy God, thy life, thy cure.
|First Line:||My soul, there is a country|
|Author:||Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)|
|Topic:||Future hope; God: faithfulness of in creation; Heaven(2 more...)|
|Name:||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN|
|Arranger:||Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)|
|Composer (melody):||Melchior Vulpius (c. 1570-1615)|