12668. The New Song

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!

Text Information
First Line: Beyond the hills where suns go down
Title: The New Song
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns of Faith and Hope 2nd series (London, James Nisbet, 1861)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ABENDS by Herbert S. Oakeley, WHITBY ABBEY by R. Frank Lehman, WOODWORTH by William B. Bradbury
Tune Information
Composer: Wenzel Müller (1828)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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