High in yonder realms of light

High in yonder realms of light

Author: Thomas Raffles
Published in 180 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 High in yonder realms of light
Dwell the raptured saints above,
Far beyond our feeble sight,
Happy in Immanuel's love.

2 Pilgrims in this vale of tears,
Once they knew, like us below,
Gloomy doubts, distressing fears,
Torturing pain, and heavy woe.

3 But, these days of weeping o'er,
Past this scene of toil and pain,
They shall feel distress no more,
Never--never weep again.

4 ‘Mid the chorus of the skies,
‘Mid th’angelic lyres above,
Hark--their songs melodious rise,
Songs of praise to Jesus' love!

5 Happy Spirits! ye are fled
Where no grief can entrance find:
Lulled to rest the aching head,
Soothed the anguish of the mind.

6 Every tear is wiped away--
Sighs no more shall heave the breast;
Night is lost in endless day--
Sorrow, in eternal rest.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #584

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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High in yonder realms of light. T. Baffles. [Heaven.] First published in 6 stanzas of 8 lines in theSupplement to the Evangelical Magazine for Dec. 1808, with the signature "T.R." In 1812 it was included in Collyer's Collection, and subsequently in numerous hymnals in Great Britain and America, including Raffles's Supplement to Watts, 1853, and his Hymns, 1868. It is the most popular of his hymns both in Great Britain and America, and is in extensive use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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