All things were made by Him. John 1:3
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),
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.