|First Line:||Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples|
|Title:||Here from All Nations|
|Versifier:||Christopher M. Idle (1973)|
|Copyright:||© 1973 The Jubilate Group (admin. by Hope Publishing Co.)|
st. l = Rev. 7:9-10
st. 2 = Rev. 7: 14-15a
st. 3 = Rev. 7: 15b-17a
st. 4 = Rev. 7:17
st. 5 = Rev. 7:12
In Revelation 7:9-17 the apostle John records his vision of a great multitude of God's children "from every nation, tribe, people, and language" standing before the Lamb and singing doxologies. The text is a most comforting description of the end of human troubles: no more thirst or hunger, no more griefs or trials. Now the people live by streams of living water under the care of their Shepherd–the complete fulfillment of Psalm 23!
Christopher M. Idle (PHH 20) effectively captures this awe-inspiring vision in his paraphrase "Here from All Nations," written in London in 1972 and first published with O QUANTA QUALIA in the British collection Psalm Praise (1973).
In worship focusing on the worldwide nature of the church; as words of encouragement ;and comfort for those in the midst of troubles and/ or martyrdom; as an exultant doxology; Advent; times when the church focuses on Christ's return and the new heaven and new earth; All Saints' Day; Reformation Day.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988