Eden Fair and Bright

O paradise, O Eden bright

Author: Marian Froelich
Tune: [O Paradise! O Eden bright]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Paradise! O Eden bright!
O could I pierce the veil
That hides thee from my longing sight,
But earthly senses fail.
I know that glorious scenes abound
Within thy portals fair,
That angel’s harmonies resound
And thrill thy balmy air.

Chorus:
O Paradise! O Eden bright!
I long to enter there;
O Paradise! O Eden bright!
O home of joy and light!

2 O Paradise! O Eden bright!
When first the earth was born
Thou stood’st revealed in heaven’s light
With all that could adorn;
There fairest flow’rs of richest hue
On purling waters smiled,
And fruitage sweet on branches grew,
That wav’d in breezes mild. [Chorus]

3 O Paradise! O Eden bright!
Thou home of innocence;
‘Twas sin that winged from earth thy flight
And sent thee grieving hence.
No cherub now with flaming sword
Stands guard before thy gate,
But loving angels of the Lord
Our coming longing wait. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #304

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

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First Line: O paradise, O Eden bright
Title: Eden Fair and Bright
Author: Marian Froelich

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Gospel Praise Book #d188

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Jewels of Praise #112

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