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Hark, through the courts of heaven

Hark, through the courts of heaven

Author: Henry Alford
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hark! through the courts of heaven
Angelic voices sound:
He that was dead now lives again;
He that was lost is found.

2 God of unfailing grace,
Send down Thy Spirit now;
Oh, raise the lowly soul to hope,
And make the lofty bow.

3 In countries far from home,
On earthly husks who feed,
Back to their Father's house, O Lord,
Their wandering footsteps lead.

4 Then at each soul's return,
The heavenly harp shall sound;
He that was dead now lives gain;
He that was lost is found.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #384

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, through the courts of heaven
Author: Henry Alford
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Hark, through the courts of heaven. H. Alford. [Joy in heaven over repenting Sinners.] Contributed to his Psalms & Hymns, 1844, p. 68, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in his Year of Praise, 1867, No. 156. It is in limited use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #308

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #384

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #285

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #592

The Gospel Hymnal #d207

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d230

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #331a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d347

The Sarum Hymnal #197

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Worship in Song #639

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