Scripture Verse

The whole family in Heaven. Ephesians 3:15

Introduction

Words: Amos Sut­ton, 1833. Sut­ton, a mis­sion­a­ry to India, wrote these words dur­ing a vi­sit to Eng­land.

Music: Fair Ha­ven tra­di­tion­al Scot­tish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Sut­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Hail! sweetest, dearest tie that binds
Our glowing hearts in one;
Hail sacred hope, that tunes our minds
To harmony divine.
It is the hope, the blissful hope,

Refrain

Which Jesus’ grace has giv’n;
The hope when days and years are passed,
We all shall meet in Heav’n.

What though the northern wintry blast
Shall howl around thy cot,
What though beneath an eastern sun,
Be cast our distant lot;
Yet still we share the blissful hope!

Refrain

From Burma’s shores, from Afric’s strand,
From India’s burning plain,
From Europe, from Columbia’s land,
We hope to meet again.
It is the hope, the blissful hope!

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No lingering hope, no parting sigh,
Our future meetings knows;
The friendship beams from every eye,
And hope immortal grows,
O sacred hope! O blissful hope!

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