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There is a blessed hope, More precious and more bright

There is a blessed hope, More precious and more bright

Tune: DENNIS (Nägeli)
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1. There is a blessed hope,
More precious and more bright
Than all the joyless mockery
The world esteems delight.

2. There is a lovely star
That lights the darkest gloom,
And sheds a peaceful radiance o'er
The prospects of the tomb.

3. There is a cheering voice
That lifts the soul above,
Dispels the painful, anxious doubt,
And whispers, "God is love."

4. That voice from Calv'ry's height
Proclaims the soul forgiv'n;
That star is revelation's light,
That hope, the hope of heav'n.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #743

Text Information

First Line: There is a blessed hope, More precious and more bright


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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