1. Hark! hark, my soul! angelic songs are swelling O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave— beat shore: How sweet the truth those blessèd strains are telling Of that new life when sin shall be no more! Onward we go, for still we hear them sing, "Come, weary souls, for Jesus bids you come";
2. And through the dark, its echoes sweetly ringing, The music of the Gospel leads us home. Far, far away, like bells at ev'ning pealing, The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea, And laden souls, by thousands meekly stealing, Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to Thee.
3. Faith's journeys end in welcome to the weary, And Heav'n, the heart's true home will come at last. Angels, sing on, your faithful watches keeping, Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above; Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping, And life's long shadows break in cloudless love.
Words: Frederick W. Faber, 1854. Arranged and alt. by Mike Hosken, 2014.
Music: 'Finlandia' Jean Sibelius, 1899.
Setting: from Jean Sibelius, 1900.
copyright: public domain. All alterations to the lyrics are placed into the public domain by the author on 20 Jan 2014. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2014 Revision.
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