631. The Last Hymn

1 “Shall my soul ascend with rapture
When the day of life is past;
While my house of clay shall slumber,
Shall I then with Jesus rest?”

Refrain:
“O my soul, press on to glory!
Worlds of bliss invite thee on,”
Evermore to be with Jesus,
When this walk on earth is done.

2 “Oh, shall my immortal spirit,”
Holden now by earthly ties,
Have at last unbounded freedom
In those realms beyond the skies? [Refrain]

3 Shall mine eyes indeed see Jesus,
He the humble Man of God,
Who laid down His life a ransom,
He who saves me by His blood? [Refrain]

4 Shall mine ears hear strains of music
From the glad and ransomed throng;
Shall I join with them in praises?
With them sing the glad, new song? [Refrain]

5 Shall my soul arise in triumph
When the angel calls for me;
Gladly go with Him to glory,
There to dwell eternally? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: "Shall my soul ascend with rapture
Title: The Last Hymn
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1895)
Author: Georgia C. Elliott (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Last_Hymn); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (260); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (365)
Refrain First Line: “O my soul, press on to glory!
Tune Information
Name: [Shall my soul ascend with rapture]
Composer: Andrew L. Byers (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Last_Hymn); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (260); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (365)



Media
MIDI file: The_Last_Hymn.mid(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Last_Hymn)
Sibelius score: The_Last_Hymn.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Last_Hymn)