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The church above forever rings

Representative Text

1 The Church above forever rings
With praises of the King of kings;
Forever there, on harps divine,
They hymn th' eternal One in Trine;
We here below the strain prolong
And faintly echo Zion's song.

2 O Lord of lords invisible!
With Thy pure light this temple fill
And hither, when invoked, descend;
Here to Thy people's prayer attend:
Here, in their hearts forevermore,
The Spirit's quick'ning graces pour.

3 Here may the faithful, day by day,
In humble adoration pray;
And here receive from Thy dear love
The blessings of that home above,
Till, loosened from this mortal chain,
Its everlasting joys they gain.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #511

Text Information

First Line: The church above forever rings
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CREATION (Haydn)

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #511

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #132

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #132

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a132

The Sunday School Hymnal #d184

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