Scripture Verse

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Introduction

Words: Jo­hann Wal­ther (1496–1570). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Alf­red Ram­sey (1860–1926).

Music: St. An­selm Jo­seph Barn­by, Orig­in­al Tunes 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wal­ther or Ram­sey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Joseph Barnby
1838–1896

Lyrics

Thy Word, O God, de­clar­eth
No man hath seen or heard
The joys our God pre­par­eth
For them that love their Lord.
Their eyes shall see Thy glo­ry,
Thy face, Thy throne, Thy might;
With shouts shall they adore Thee,
The true, eter­nal Light.

With Thee, their war­fare ended,
Thy saints, from earth re­leased,
Shall keep, with glo­ries splen­did,
Eternal ho­ly feast.
There shall Thy sons and daugh­ters
The tree of life par­take,
Shall drink the liv­ing waters,
And bread with Thee shall break.

Thy con­stant prais­es sound­ing
Before Thy great white throne,
They all in joy abound­ing
Shall sing the song un­known;
Laud, honor, praise, thanks­giv­ing
And glo­ry ever be
To Thee, the ev­er­last­ing
And bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.