Here from All Nations

Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

In Revelation 7:9-17 the apostle John records his vision of a great multitude of God's children "from every nation, tribe, people, and language" standing before the Lamb and singing doxologies. The text is a most comforting description of the end of human troubles: no more thirst or hunger, no more griefs or trials. Now the people live by streams of living water under the care of their Shepherd–the complete fulfillment of
Psalm 23!

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Finally, believers will experience the church of all peoples gathered before God. When singing “Here from all nations, all tongues and all peoples, countless the crowd, but their voices are one,” consider the words of Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 30: “The Spirit gathers people from every tongue, tribe and nation into the unity of the body of Christ.” This diversified unity will become obvious when he brings the new heaven and earth.

Tune Information

F Major or modal

Musical Suggestion

"Here from All Nations" is a beautifully fitting hymn for the Easter cycle (six Sundays following Easter). It is especially appropriate for the celebration of the ascension of Christ, who now "reigns from the throne."
The triumphant and majestic joy of this hymn will prompt the organist to pull all the stops, particularly for the last stanza. If the resources are available, this hymn is well served with choir or trumpet using the descant on the last stanza.
(from Reformed Worship, Issue 14)
— Marnie Giesbrecht Segger & Joachim Segger

Hymn Story/Background

— Bert Polman

Author Information

— Bert Polman

Composer Information

— Bert Polman

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