Beyond the Clouds of Heaven

Beyond the clouds of Heaven

Translator: John Brownlie
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Beyond the clouds of Heaven,
The Lord of life ascends;
Behold Him rise towards the skies,
Who for our race was given.

He came to earth Whose grace
Hath made our vileness clean;
That we may rise towards the skies,
And serve before His face.

He dwelt on earth Who gave
Himself for sinful man,--
That we may rise towards the skies,
Whom he came down to save.

We would no longer gaze,
O Christ, to where Thou art,--
But, that we rise, towards the skies,
Do Thou Thy servants raise.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beyond the clouds of Heaven
Title: Beyond the Clouds of Heaven
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English


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