Borne on the wings of light

Borne on the wings of light

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

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I
Borne on the wings of light,
Behold the Lord ascend,
Up to the portals bright
Where heavenly powers attend,
And fling the gates of glory wide,
While praises rise like flowing tide.

II
Back to the Father’s bliss
From war and strife below,
From toil and loneliness
’Mid scenes of sin and woe;—
Loud plaudits hail the Victor now,
Who comes with triumph on His brow.

III
Lord, in the peace of heaven,
Far from our toil and pain,
Think of the promise given,
And come to us again;—
Remember, Thou, the toilsome road,
That brought Thee to Thy blest abode.

IV
And see the toils we bear,
And hear the prayers we send;
In answer to our prayers,
Our needy souls befriend;—
We need not languish in the night,
Though heaven receive Thee from our sight.

V
O Promised Spirit, come,
And fill the empty place,
Till in our heavenly home
We look upon His face,
Who fought with us in earthly strife,
And won for us immortal life.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Borne on the wings of light
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Language: English

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