|Composer:||W. Howard Doane|
|Meter:||220.127.116.11 with refrain|
|Incipit:||32155 61532 15653|
VISION, composed by William H. Doane (PHH 473), was first published in the 1883 Baptist Hymnal, of which Doane was musical editor. There the tune, named GOD OF OUR STRENGTH, was set to the 1882 Francis J. Van Alstyne (pseudonym for Fanny J. Crosby, PHH 473) text "God of Our Strength, Enthroned Above." In the 1912 Psalter and all subsequent editions of the Psalter Hymnal, VISION was set to "The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear." Presumably its name comes from the visionary nature of this text.
Sing in harmony with forceful accompaniment. Use brass instruments for festive services.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988