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Hymn: There is a world we have not seen (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: There is a world we have not seen

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>

Composer: S Leonard

Meter: LM

Tune: The World We Have Not Seen

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

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.