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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Fair vision, how thy distant gleam

Fair vision, how thy distant gleam

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 4 hymnals

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: Fair vision, how thy distant gleam
Author: Horatius Bonar

Notes

Fair vision, how thy distant gleam. This in Alford's Year of Praise, 1867, and others, begins with stanza vii. of Dr. Bonar's "These are the crowns that we shall wear" (p. 161, ii. 29; 1554, i. 17).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #401

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1127

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The Baptist Praise Book #1091

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d148

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