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Strains from the Far Away

I hear most wonderful melody

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [I hear most wonderful melody]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I hear most wonderful melody
Come floating from yonder sphere;
It fills my bosom with ecstacy,
It ravishes heart and ear.

Then come to the beautiful stream of life,
Balm for all sorrow and refuge from strife;
Angels are singing: O hear the strain
And come to the fount of love.

2 These blessed strains from the far away
Resound o’er the land and sea;
They sweetly echo the Savior’s call,
“Ye weary ones come to Me.” [Refrain]

3 Sing on, sing on till the sons of men
To Father come flocking home;
Ye angels, sing your glad note again,
“Let all who are thirsting come.” [Refrain]

4 Yes, here is blessing and here’s a home
And rest from your anxious strife;
Let all the thirsty ones hither come
And drink of the water of life. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #176

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I hear most wonderful melody
Title: Strains from the Far Away
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then come to the beautiful stream of life
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Songs of Redemption #161


Songs of Summerland #176

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The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song) #227

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The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song) #227

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