A song of heaven

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I go from grief and sighing, the valley and the clod,
To join the chosen people in the palaces of God—
There sounds no cry of battle amidst the shadowing palms,
But the mighty song of victory, and glorious golden psalms.

The army of the conquerors, a palm in every hand,
In robes of state and splendour, in rest eternal stand;
Those marriage robes of glory, the righteousness of God—
He bought them for His people with His most precious Blood.

The Lamb of God has saved them from Hell’s deep sea of fire—
The Lamb of God adorns them in spotless white attire;
The Lamb of God presents them as Kings in crowns of light—
As Priests in God’s own temple to serve Him day and night.

Salvation, strength, and wisdom to Him whose works and ways
Are wonderful and glorious—eternal is His praise:
The Lamb Who died and liveth, alive for evermore,
The Saviour Who redeemed us, for ever we adore.

Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series), 1899

Author: Johann Heermann

Heermann, Johann, son of Johannes Heermann, furrier at Baudten, near Wohlau, Silesia, was born at Baudten, Oct. 11, 1585. He was the fifth but only surviving child of his parents, and during a severe illness in his childhood his mother vowed that if he recovered she would educate him for the ministry, even though she had to beg the necessary money. He passed through the schools at Wohlau; at Fraustadt (where he lived in the house of Valerius Herberger, q. v., who took a great interest in him); the St. Elizabeth gymnasium at Breslau; and the gymnasium at Brieg. At Easter, 1609, he accompanied two young noblemen (sons of Baron Wenzel von Rothkirch), to whom he had been tutor at Brieg, to the University of Strassburg; but an affection of the e… Go to person page >

Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I go from grief and sighing
Title: A song of heaven
Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
Author: Johann Heermann
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O mighty song of victory



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