They Sing a New Song

High in yonder heavenly courts the ransomed sing

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [High in yonder heavenly courts the ransomed sing]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 High in yonder heavenly courts the ransomed sing,
Casting down their golden crowns before their King,
Banished every grief and fear and earthly wrong,
While the saints redeemed now join the glad new song.

Chorus:
Singing to the Lamb who once was slain on Calvary;
Singing to the Lamb Who ever lives eternally.

2 Oh, the wondrous song of Love, at last complete!
Oh, the golden vials, full of odors sweet;
Thro' the risen Savior, once for sinners slain,
We as kings and priests to God shall ever reign. [Chorus]

3 Only those whose robes are washed, can join that throng,
None but lips attuned by grace can sing that song;
Cleanse us, blessed Savior from the stain of sin,
Let the glorious song of heaven now begin! [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #140

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: High in yonder heavenly courts the ransomed sing
Title: They Sing a New Song
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Singing to the Lamb who once was slain on Calvary
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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