Beyond the Hills

Above the fearful wrecks of time

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Above the fearful wrecks of time] (Staples)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Above the fearful wrecks of time,
And discord of its angry words,
I hear the everlasting chime,
The music of unjarring chords.

Dear land, sweet land of song,
Where dwell the blood-washed throng;
Dear land beyond, to which I go,
That land of bliss I soon shall know.

2 O song of light and dawn of bliss,
Sound over earth and fill these skies,
Nor ever, ever, ever cease,
Thy soul entrancing melodies. [Refrain]

3 Glad song of this disburdened earth,
Which holy voices then shall sing,
Praise for creation’s second birth,
And glory to creation’s king. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12667

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Above the fearful wrecks of time
Title: Beyond the Hills
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dear land, sweet land of song
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12667
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The Cyber Hymnal #12667

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