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This world is bright and fair, we know

This world is bright and fair, we know

Author: Albert Leighton
Tune: MERRILL (Bixby)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 This world is bright and fair, we know;
The skies are arched in glory;
The stars shine on, the sweet flowr’s blow,
And tell their blessed story.

2 But softer than the summer’s breath,
And fairer than its roses,
Will be the clime afar, when death
The pearly gate uncloses;

3 The land where broken ties shall twine,
And fond hearts will not sever,
Where love’s pure light shall brighter shine,
Forever and forever!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #571

Author: Albert Leighton

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Text Information

First Line: This world is bright and fair, we know
Author: Albert Leighton

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Gloria Deo #571

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #522

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d625

The St. Alban Hymnal #d439

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