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Far, far away

Had I the wings of a dove, I would fly

Author: Marion Paul Aird
Tune: LONG, LONG AGO
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Had I the wings of a dove, I would fly
Far, far away, far, far away.
Where not a cloud ever darkens the sky,
Far, far away, far, far away.
Fadeless the flow’rs in yon Eden that blow,
Green, green the bow’rs where the still waters flow,
Hearts like their garments are pure as the snow,
Far, far away, far, far away.

2 There never trembles a sigh of regret,
Far, far away, far, far away.
Stars of the morning in glory ne’er set;
Far, far away, far, far away.
There I for ever from sorrow would rest,
Leaning with joy on Emmanuel’s breast,
Tears never flow in the home of the blest,
Far, far away, far, far away.

3 Friends there united in glory ne’er part,
Far, far away, far, far away.
One is their temple, their home, and their heart,
Far, far away, far, far away.
River of crystal and city of gold,
Portals of pearl such a glory unfold;
Eye cannot image, and tongue hath not told,
Far, far away, far, far away.

4 List how yon harpers on golden harps play—
Come, come away, come, come away.
Falling and frail is your cottage of clay—
Come, come away, come, come away.
Come to these mansions, there’s room yet for you,
Dwell with the Friend ever faithful and true,
Sing ye the song never old, ever new,
Come, come away, come, come away.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12127

Author: Marion Paul Aird

Aird, Marion Paul, born at Glasgow, 1815, where she resided for some time, and then proceeded to Kilmarnock, where her Home of the Heart and other Poems Moral and Religious were published 1846-1863, her Heart Histories, Violets from Greenwood, &c, in prose and verse , 1853, and Sun and Shade, 1860. Miss Aird is included in J. G. Wilson's Poets and Poetry of Scotland, 1876, vol. ii. p. 389. Very few of her hymns are in common use, amongst these is "Had I the wings of a dove, I would fly?” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Had I the wings of a dove, I would fly
Title: Far, far away
Author: Marion Paul Aird
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12127
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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