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Hymn/Song Information

THE FINAL ADIEU



eHymnBook # 21774
Title:
THE FINAL ADIEU
First Line:
There Is a world of perfect bliss
LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Job 3:17; Rev 21:23;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 822
      MUSIC
      Name: BELMONT
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1812
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score

        There is a world of perfect bliss,
        Above the starry skies;
        Fatigued with sorrows and with sins,
        I thither lift my eyes.


        Immortal crowns of purest gold
        Do there for conquerors wait,
        Honours immense and wealth untold,
        And joys that ne’er abate.


        Jesus, that never-setting man,
        There spread his brightest rays;
        And every heart and every tongue
        Unite in rapturous praise.


        ‘Tis there the weary are at rest,
        And all is peace within;
        The mind with guilt no more oppressed,
        The conscience calm and clean.


        Discord and strife are banished thence,
        Distrust and slavish fear;
        No more we hear the pensive sigh,
        Or see the falling tear.


        Farewell to earth and earthly things,
        In vain they tempt my stay;
        Come angels, spread your downy wings,
        And bear me swift away.


        I long to see my Father’s face,
        And love and sing like you;
        Adieu, adieu, my dearest friends,
        Vain world, once more adieu!

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