282. Hills of the north, rejoice

1 Hills of the north, rejoice,
echoing songs arise,
hail with united voice
him who made earth and skies:
he comes in righteousness and love,
he brings salvation from above.

2 Isles of the southern seas,
sing to the list'ning earth,
carry on ev'ry 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:
the God whom you have longed to know
in Christ draws near, and calls you now.

4 Shores of the utmost west,
lands of the setting sun,
welcome the heav'nly 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 on,
songs be in ev'ry mouth,
lo, from the north they come,
from east and west and south:
in Jesus all shall find their rest,
in him the longing earth be blest.

Text Information
First Line: Hills of the north, rejoice
Title: Hills of the north, rejoice
Author: Charles Edward Oakley, 1832-1865
Meter: 66 66 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Advent; Epiphany; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © J. Curwen & Sons
Notes: A lower setting is provided

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