Beyond the Hills

Beyond the hills where suns go down

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Beyond the hills where suns go down]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the hills where suns go down,
And brightly beckon as they go,
I see the land of great renown,
The land which I so soon shall know.

Refrain:
There’ll be resting by and by,
In that summerland of song;
Love will fill all hearts with joy,
Where you and I shall meet ere long.

2 Above the dissonance of team,
And discord of its angry words;
I hear the everlasting chime,
The music of unjarring chords. [Refrain]

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 way! [Refrain]

4 O song of light, and dawn, and bliss,
Sound over earth and fill the skies!
Sound forth, nor ever, ever cease
The soul entrancing melodies! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #156

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 >

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First Line: Beyond the hills where suns go down
Title: Beyond the Hills
Author: Horatius Bonar

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Gospel Herald in Song #156

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Hymns of Faith and Hope (2nd series) #169

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #288

Pure Delight #d7

Spirit of Song #d11

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The Seed Sower: a collection of songs for Sunday schools and gospel meetings #128

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