Scripture Verse

I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Revelation 21:1

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1857), pag­es 246–47.

Music: Lin­by John Ad­cock, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

No seas again shall sever;
No desert intervene;
No deep, sad flowing river
Shall roll its tide between.

No bleak cliffs upward towering,
Shall bound our eager sight;
No tempest darkly lowering,
Shall wrap us in its night.

Love, and unsevered union,
Of soul with those we love,
Nearness and glad communion
Shall be our joy above.

No dread of wasting sickness,
No thought of ache or pain,
No fretting hours of weakness,
Shall mar our peace again.

No death our homes o’ershading,
Shall e’er our harps unstring,
For all is life unfading,
In presence of our king.