A universalist hymn


#1

UNIVERSALIST HYMN BY HOSEA BALLOU (1771-1852)

In God’s eternity
There shall a day arise,
When all the race of man shall be
With Jesus in the skies.

As night before the rays
Of morning flees away,
Sin shall retire before the blaze
Of God’s eternal day.

As music fills the grove
When stormy clouds are past,
Sweet anthems of redeeming love
Shall all employ at last.

Redeemed from death and sin
Shall Adam’s numerous race,
A ceaseless song of praise begin,
And shout redeeming grace.

Note: This hymn can be sung to the tune of “Rejoice the Lord is King.” If you don’t know the tune go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFYMhF2GA4E

For example, in the first verse, sing the four lines exactly as you would in “Rejoice the Lord is King.”
Then to correspond to the final three lines of “Rejoice the Lord is King,” repeat the last two lines as follows:
When all the race
Of man shall be
Shall be with Jesus in the skies.


#2

I think Ballou was a preterist :smiley:


#3

There goes the hymn :smile:


#4

You mean the thoughts of qaz discredit the hymn?


#5

:rofl:


#6

Actually, I was thinking of putting a melody to the lyrics (unfortunately I was born with that ability) And trying it out during worship this coming Sunday.

Though again, I do not know ‘Rejoice the Lord is King’ but I will try to do the lyrics justice.


#7

I think I will have to put some sort of chorus or bridge into the song. Just a thought.


#8

When we can show people that God loves us, through song or preaching or posting, we are part of the solution.

Amen.