Scripture Verse

All things were made by Him. John 1:3

Introduction

Words: J. H. Sax­ton.

Music: Sher­borne (Men­dels­sohn), ar­ranged from Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn (1809–1847) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, Sax­ton’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Felix Mendelssohn
(1809–1847)

Lyrics

See the gold upon the hills,
See the opal in the sky;
Trembling dawn each valley fills,
Christ’s own morning draweth nigh.

His the kingdom, His the crown,
His the ages yet to be;
All the lands of fair renown,
And the islands of the sea.

All the hungers of the race,
All the wounds from which men cry:
All are met in Jesus’ grace;
He doth heal and satisfy.

None are strangers to His care,
Royal gifts for all are free;
All mankind His brethren are,
And the world His Galilee.

Victor He, when conquerors fail,
King o’er all, when monarchs die;
He shall through the earth prevail,
Win the last long victory.

His the gold upon the hills,
His the light across the sea;
His the purpose that fulfills,
His the day that is to be.