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Heaven at Last

Angel voices sweetly singing, echoes through

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 24 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1. Angel voices sweetly singing,
Echoes thro' the blue dome ringing,
News of wondrous gladness bringing;
Ah, 'tis heav'n at last!

Refrain:
Heav'n at last, heav'n at last;
O, the joyful story of heav'n at last!
Heav'n at last, heav'n at last;
Endless, boundless glory,
In heav'n at last.

2. On the jasper threshold standing,
Like a pilgrim safely landing,
See the strange, bright scene expanding;
Ah, 'tis heav'n at last! [Refrain]

3. Softest voices, silver pealing,
Freshest fragrance, spirit healing,
Happy hymns around us stealing;
Ah, 'tis heav'n at last! [Refrain]

4. Not a teardrop ever falleth,
Not a pleasure ever palleth,
Song to song forever calleth;
Ah, 'tis heav'n at last! [Refrain]

5. Christ, himself, the living splendor,
Christ the sunlight, mild and tender;
Praises to the Lamb we render;
Ah, 'tis heav'n at last! [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #889

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: Angel voices sweetly singing, echoes through
Title: Heaven at Last
Author: Horatius Bonar

Notes

Angel voices sweetly singing. H. Bonar. [Heaven.] First published in the 2nd Series of his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1861, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines. As given in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, stanzas ii. and vii. are omitted. Otherwise it is unaltered. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11258
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #3675
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #3675Audio
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