735. My soul, there is a country

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.

Text Information
First Line: My soul, there is a country
Author: Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 76 76
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9; Hebrews 11:8-16
Topic: Future hope; God: faithfulness of in creation; Heaven (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Composer (melody): Melchior Vulpius (c. 1570-1615)
Meter: 76 76
Key: D Major



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