464. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: My soul, there is a country
Title: My soul, there is a country
Author: Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695
Meter: 76 76
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Funerals; Healing; Remembrance (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: M. Vulpius, c. 1560-1615
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 76 76
Key: D Major

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