Advent Hymnals

813. ABOVE THESE SHADES

Christ in Song,

1.
O could our thoughts and wishes fly,
Above these gloomy shades,
To those bright worlds beyond the sky,
Where sorrow ne'er invades!

2.
There, joys unseen by mortal eyes,
Or reason's feeble ray,
In ever blooming prospect rise,
Exposes to no decay.

3.
Lord, send a beam of light divine,
To guide our upward aim;
With one reviving look of thine,
Our languid hearts inflame.

4.
O then, on faith's sublimest wing,
Our ardent souls shall rise,
To those bright scenes where pleasures spring
Immortal in the skies.

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Title Above These Shades
Key C Major
Titles undefined
First Line O could our thoughts and wishes fly
Author Anne Steele
Year 1908
Composer undefined
Hymnal -
Tune COVENTRY
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Faith; The Home Eternal
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