The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs.@Isaiah 35:10
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, 1890. Compare Songs of the Beautiful.

Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

O songs of the beautiful, songs of the blest,
That breathe o’er the spirit the calmness of rest;
We list to their music, we echo the praise
Of Christ, our Redeemer, the Ancient of Days.

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Songs of the beautiful,
Songs of the beautiful,
Songs of the beautiful,
Songs of the blest.

O songs of the beautiful, songs that we hear
When clouds o’er our pathway are heavy and drear;
They tell of a city no mortal hath trod,
A city whose builder and maker is God.

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O songs of the beautiful, songs that we love,
That come from the homeland of Eden above;
We rise with their cadence, we join in their strain,
All harps that were silent are joyful again.

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O songs of the beautiful, songs we may sing
In yonder bright palace where dwelleth our king;
Thro’ ages eternal their chorus shall roll,
All glory to Jesus, the light of the soul.

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