There is a world we have not seen

There is a world we have not seen

Published in 40 hymnals

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1 There is a world we have not seen,
That time shall never dare destroy,
Where mortal footstep hath not been,
Nor ear hath caught its sounds of joy:
There is a region lovelier far
Than angels tell or people sing,
Brighter than summer's beauties are,
And softer than the tints of spring.

2 There is a world, and oh! how blest,
Fairer than prophets ever told,
And never did an angel guest
One half its blessedness unfold:
It is all holy and serene,
The land of glory and repose;
And there, to dim the radiant scene,
The tear of sorrow never flows.

3 It is not fanned by summer gale;
'Tis not refreshed by vernal showers;
It never needs the moonbeam pale,
For there are known no evening hours:
No, for this world is ever bright
With a pure radiance all its own;
The stream of uncreated light
Flows round it from the eternal throne.

4 There forms that mortals may not see,
Too glorious for the eye to trace,
And clad in peerless majesty,
Move with unutterable grace:
In vain the philosophic eye
May seek to view the fair abode,
Or find it in the curtained sky:
It is the dwelling place of God.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Text Information

First Line: There is a world we have not seen
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The world to come

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #450

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #450

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #487

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #485

Folk Hymns of America #43

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #51

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #560

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Hymns for Public Worship #478

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #253

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d686

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d795

Sacred Melodies #d118

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #864

The Christian Psalmist #d664

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d377

The Good Old Songs #d537

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The Gospel Psalmist #655

The Singer's Choice #d187

The Social Harp. Rev. #d369

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d308

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #319

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #932

The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d208

Universalist Hymn Book #d531

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