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Down the dark future, through long generations

Down the dark future, through long generations

Author: Henry W. Longfellow
Tune: MARLBOROUGH
Published in 17 hymnals

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Down the dark future, through long generations,
The sounds of war grow fainter and then cease;
And, like a bell with solemn, sweet vibrations,
I hear once more the voice of Christ say, “Peace!”

Peace! and no longer, from its brazen portals,
The blast of war’s great organ shakes the skies;
But beautiful as songs of the immortals,
The holy melodies of love arise.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #421

Author: Henry W. Longfellow

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he… Go to person page >

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First Line: Down the dark future, through long generations
Author: Henry W. Longfellow

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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #421Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #421Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #498Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #498Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d25
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1012Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d113
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d39
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1012Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #973Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d138
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #444Page Scan
The Hymnal of Praise #407Page Scan
The New Hymnal for American Youth #292
The New Hymnal for American Youth #292
The Plymouth Hymnal #d103
The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d17



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