Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: There is a world we have not seen
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Composer: S Leonard
Tune: The World We Have Not Seen
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Page Number: 404, click to see hymnal pages
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 sages tell, or poets sing,
Brighter than summer's beauties are,
And softer than the tints of spring.
There is a world, and O how blest!
Fairer than prophets ever told;
And never did an angel guest
One half its blessedness unfold.
It is holy and serene,
The land of glory and repose:
And there, to dim the radiant scene,
The tear of sorrow never flows.
It is not fann'd by summer's gale,
'T is not refresh'd 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 streams of uncreated light
Flow round it from the eternal throne.