Far, far beyond these lower skies

Far, far beyond these lower skies

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Far, far beyond these lower skies,
Up to the glories all his own,
Where we by faith lift up our eyes,
There Jesus our forerunner's GONE.

2 Amidst the shining hosts above,
Where his bless'd smile new pleasure gives,
Where all is wonder, joy, and love,
There Jesus our forerunner LIVES.

3 High on his throne of heavenly light
Eternal glories he sustains,
Whilst saints and angels bless the sight;
There Jesus our forerunner REIGNS.

4 He lives, salvation to impart
From sin and satan's cursed wiles,
With love eternal in his heart;
There Jesus our forerunner SMILES.

5 Before his heavenly Father's face
For every saint he intercedes,
And, with infallible success,
There Jesus our forerunner PLEADS.

6 But O, 'tis this completes the whole,
And all its bliss and glory proves,
That wile eternal ages roll
There Jesus our forerunner LOVES.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #XXXVIII

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far, far beyond these lower skies
Author: Samuel Medley
Copyright: Public Domain



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