My soul, there is a countryAuthor: Henry Vaughan
Tune: CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN
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1 My soul, there is a country
far beyond the stars,
where stands a wingèd sentry
all skilful in the wars.
2 There, above noise and danger,
sweet peace sits crowned with smiles,
and One born in a manger
commands the beauteous files.
3 He is thy gracious Friend,
and — O my soul, awake! —
did in pure love descend,
to die here for thy sake.
4 If thou canst get but thither,
there grows the flower of peace,
the rose that cannot wither,
thy fortress and thy ease.
5 Leave then thy foolish ranges,
for none can thee secure
but one who never changes,
thy God, thy life, thy cure.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #735
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My soul, there is a countrie. H. Vaughan. Heaven—Peace.] This poem on "Peace" appeared in 20 lines in his Silex Scintillans, or Sacred Poems, Pt. i., 1650 (2nd ed. 1655); in Lyte's reprint of the same, 1847, and in the Bell and Daldy reprint, 1858. In the reduced form of 4 stanzas of 4 lines, it was given in the People's Hymnal, 1867; and in its full and unaltered form, as a hymn for " Private Use," in Thring's Collection, 1882.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #735||My soul, there is a country||My soul, there is a country||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN||Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)||76 76||2 Corinthians 8:9; Hebrews 11:8-16||2013||Future hope | ; God | faithfulness of in creation; Heaven | ; Peace | ; The Second Sunday before Lent | Year C|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #261||My soul, there is a country||My soul, there is a country||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN||Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695||76 76||1 Thessalonians 5:10; Isaiah 11:6; Luke 2:6-7; Malachi 3:6||2000||Creation ||
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #464||My soul, there is a country||My soul, there is a country||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN||Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695||76 76||James 1:17; Luke 2:7; Psalm 57:8||2000||Funerals | ; Healing | ; Remembrance | ; The Witnessing Community ||
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #191||My soul, there is a country||My soul, there is a country||76 76||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4377||My Soul, There Is a Country||My soul, there is a country||VULPIUS||Henry Vaughan||CM||<cite>Silex Scintillans, or Sacred Poems</cite>, 1650|
|The New English Hymnal #412||My soul there is a country||My soul there is a country||CHRISTUS DER IST MEIN LEBEN||Henry Vaughan, 1622-95||76 76||1986|