Vision Of Hope

In that far distant land where the angels of light

Author: Carlos Swift
Tune: [In that far distant land where the angels of light] (Hawley)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In that far distant land where the angels of light,
Are resplendent with glory no mortal hath known,
Where the praise of the Lord is their holy delight,
As with melodies sweet, they encircle the throne.
I’ve a Savior whose glory outshines all beside,
From whose bosom the fullness of love ov­er­flows;
Who once visited earth and in bitterness died,
To redeem my dark soul from its sin and its woes.

2 In that far distant home where the angels of peace,
Are united in love, and where harmony reigns,
Where the Father of all, in His infinite grace
Sweetly smiles on the children His bounty sustains;
I’ve a mansion of bliss which my Savior has giv’n,
Who with blood sealed my pardon and made me His own;
To partake of His fullness of glory in Heav’n,
And to sit at His side on His beautiful throne.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13920

Author: Carlos Swift

Swift, Carlos. (Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, January 12, 1829--?). Baptist. Educated at Pompey Academy, Union College, and Madison University. Pastorates at Clinton, N.Y., 1851-1854; Waterville, N.Y., 1854-1857; Madison, N.Y., 1857-1861; Mount Carroll, Illinois, 1861-1863; Normal, Ill., 1863-1864; Aurora, Ill., 1864; Comanche, Iowa, 1864-1866; Chicago, Ill., 1866-1870. Two hymns by Swift are included in The Iris, Songs of Jesus for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings, compiled by H.H. Hawley. One of these is a Christmas hymn. The other is entitled "Rejoicing in Hope" and begins "In that far distant land where the angels of light/Are resplendent with glory no mortal hath known." --Alan Wingard, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In that far distant land where the angels of light
Title: Vision Of Hope
Author: Carlos Swift
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13920
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The Cyber Hymnal #13920

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