Now let our souls, on wings sublimeAuthor: Thomas Gibbons
Tune: DUKE STREET
Published in 151 hymnals
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1 Now let our souls, on wings sublime,
Rise from the vanities of time:
Draw back the parting veil, and see
The glories of eternity.
2 Born by a new celestial birth,
Why should we grovel here on earth?
Why grasp at transitory toys,
So near to heav'ns eternal joys?
3 Shall aught beguile us on the road!
When we are walking back to God?
For strangers into life we come,
And dying is but going home.
4 Welcome sweet hour of full discharge,
That sets our longing souls at large:
Unbinds our chains, breaks up our cell,
And gives us with out God to dwell.
5 To dwell with God, to feel his love,
Is the full heaven enjoy'd above;
And the sweet expectation now
Is the young dawn of heaven below.
Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLXI
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4557||Now Let Our Souls on Wings Sublime||Now let our souls on wings sublime||DUKE STREET||Thomas Gibbons, 1720-1785||LM|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #54A||NEWRY||Now let our souls on wings sublime||NEWRY||L.M.||1993|