Vast Eternity

Eternity! no mortal knows

Author: B. E. Warren
Tune: [Eternity! no mortal knows]
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1 Eternity! no mortal knows
The depth to which its meaning goes;
If only one each thousandth year
Of all the atoms of this sphere
Should go to nothingness for aye,
When thus this world should pass away,
Unmeasured even then would be
The ages of eternity.

Eternity! eternity!
Vast eternity!

2 If we on pinions could arise
And view God’s work in yonder skies,
The myriad worlds that shine on high,
Tell how they’re made, and when, and why—
If we could name the stars above,
And sound the depths of his great love,
Could count the drops in ev’ry sea,
Unknown were yet eternity. [Refrain]

3 If one could tell how things below,
To feed the living creatures, grow,
And how the unseen Hand can give
The breath of life to all that live—
Can paint all colors rich and rare,
And bridge the gulf of dark despair—
Then might we know, if we could see,
The length of vast eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #239

Author: B. E. Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternity! no mortal knows
Title: Vast Eternity
Author: B. E. Warren
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eternity! eternity!


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Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #239

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