13255. Years Are Coming

1 Years are coming—speed them onward!
When the sword shall gather rust,
And the helmet, lance and falchion,
Sleep in silent dust!

2 Earth has heard too long of battle,
Heard the trumpet’s voice too long!
But another age advances,
Seers foretold in song.

3 Years are coming when, forever,
War’s dread banner shall be furled,
And the angel peace be welcomed,
Regent of the world!

4 Hail with song that glorious era,
When the sword shall gather rust,
And the helmet, lance and falchion,
Sleep in silent dust.

Text Information
First Line: Years are coming—speed them onward!
Title: Years Are Coming
Author: Adin Ballou
Meter: 887.85
Language: English
Source: The Gospel Psalmist by John G. Adams and S. B. Ball (Boston: Universalist Publishing House, 1861)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. CLARE
Composer: Alfred James Eyre (1889)
Meter: 887.85
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889
Copyright: Public Domain



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