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Far from the gloomy scenes of life Unbounded




Far from these narrow scenes of night
Unbounded glories rise,
And realms of infinite delight,
Unknown to mortal eyes.


Fair, distant land, could mortal eyes
But half its joys explore;
How would our spirits long to rise,
And dwell on earth no more!


There pain and sickness never come,
And grief no more complains;
Health triumphs in immortal bloom,
And endless pleasure reigns.


No clouds those blissful regions know,
Realms ever bright and fair!
For sin, the source of mortal woe,
Can never enter there.


O may the heavenly prospect fire
Our hearts with ardent love,
Till wings of faith and strong desire
Bear every thought above!


There no alternate night is known,
Nor sunís faint. sickly ray;
But glory, from the sacred throne,
Spreads everlasting day.


The glorious Monarch there displays
His beams of wonderous grace;
His happy subjects sing this praise,
And bow before his face.


O may we rise, by grace divine,
To those bright courts on high;
Then shall our happy spirits join
The chorus of the sky.


---Alternative verses---


Far from the gloomy scenes of life
Unbounded glories rise,
And realms of infinite delight,
Unknown to mortal eyes.


O could we with our mortal eyes
But half its joys explore;
How would our spirits long to rise,
And dwell on earth no more!


No clouds those blissful regions know,
Forever bright and fair!
For sin, the source of mortal woe,
Can never enter there.


Prepare us, Lord, by grace divine,
For thy bright courts on high,
Then bid our spirits rise and join
The chorus of the sky.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Is 33:17; 2 Co 5:8; Phil 1:23;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      2005# 456
      1866# 1236
      MUSIC
      Name: JACKSON (BYZANTIUM)
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1780
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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