The light along the ages

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1. The light along the ages
Shines higher as it goes;
From age to age more glorious
Its radiant splendor grows.
Man’s life, begun so lowly,
Now soars to Heaven above,
To share in life eternal
The joys of endless love.

2. But every gift surpassing,
This wondrous gift we own—
The Son of Man is risen
To dwell before Thy throne.
Wherever goodness reigneth
The soul of Christ lives on,
And every Christlike spirit
Shall rise where He hath gone.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3790

Author: William George Tarrant

Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902. 1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful. 2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper. 3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence. 4. The Light along the ages. Easter. 5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: The light along the ages
Author: William George Tarrant
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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