1 Beyond the hills where suns go down,
And brightly beckon as they go;
I see the land of far renown,
The land which I so soon shall know.
2 Above the dissonance of time,
And discord of its angry words,
I hear the everlasting chime,
The music of unjarring chords.
3 I bid it welcome; and my haste
To join it cannot brook delay;
O song of morning, come at last,
And ye who sing it, come away!
4 O song of light, and dawn, and bliss,
Sound over earth, and fill these skies,
Nor ever, ever, ever cease
Thy soul entrancing melodies.
5 Glad song of this disburdened earth,
Which holy voices then shall sing;
Praise for creation’s second birth,
And glory to creation’s king!
|First Line:||Beyond the hills where suns go down|
|Title:||The New Song|
|Source:||Hymns of Faith and Hope 2nd series (London, James Nisbet, 1861)|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: ABENDS by Herbert S. Oakeley, WHITBY ABBEY by R. Frank Lehman, WOODWORTH by William B. Bradbury|
|Composer:||Wenzel Müller (1828)|
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