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 flow'r 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|
|Title:||My soul, there is a country|
|Author:||Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695|
|Topic:||Funerals; Healing; Remembrance(1 more...)|
|Name:||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN|
|Composer:||M. Vulpius, c. 1560-1615|
|Arranger:||Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750|