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Come up hither; come away

Come up hither; come away

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Tune: ["Come up hither!" come away!]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1. "Come up hither!" come away!
Thus the ransom'd spirits sing;
Here is cloudless, endless day,
Here is everlasting spring.

*"Come up hither," O, come away,
"Come up hither," the angels say;
"Come up hither," O come and see!
Heav'nly glories, how bright they be.

2. "Come up hither!" come and see
Heaven's glories yet untold;
Brighter than the sun they be,
Richer than the purest gold.

3. "Come up hither!" come and dwell
With the living hosts above;
Come, and let your bosoms swell
With the burning songs of love.

4. "Come up hither!" come and share
In the sacred joys that rise"
Like an ocean everywhere,
Through the myriads of the skies.

5. "Come up hither!" come and shine
In the robes of spotless white;
Palms, and harps, and crowns are thine,
Hither! hither wing your flight.

6. "Come up hither!" hither speed!
Rest is found in heav'n alone;
Here is all the wealth you need,
Come, and make that wealth your own.

Grove Songs #2, 1873

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

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Author: Edwin H. Nevin
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Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d43
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d54
Grove Songs No. 2 #24TextAudioPage Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d30
Silver Wings #22Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #78Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #818Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d72
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1293
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1293Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1293Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1293Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1293Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1293Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1169Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1075Page Scan
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #42Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #486Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #386cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d168
The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book: selected from the Sabbath hymn and tune book #112Page Scan