Scripture Verse

So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever. Psalm 61:8


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ar­ranged from Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 169–70 (The New Song). Ap­peared in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 73.

Music: Po­to­mac Ro­bert G. Sta­ples, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert G. Staples (1833–1891)


Above the fear­ful wrecks of time,
And dis­cord of its an­gry words,
I hear the ev­er­last­ing chime,
The mu­sic of un­jar­ring chords.


Dear land, sweet land of song,
Where dwell the blood-washed throng;
Dear land be­yond, to which I go,
That land of bliss I soon shall know.

O song of light and dawn of bliss,
Sound ov­er earth and fill these skies,
Nor ev­er, ev­er, ever cease,
Thy soul en­tranc­ing me­lo­dies.


Glad song of this dis­bur­dened earth,
Which ho­ly voic­es then shall sing,
Praise for cre­ation’s se­cond birth,
And glo­ry to cre­ation’s king.