Advent Hymnals

873. THE BRIGHT FOREVER

Christ in Song,

1.
Breaking thro' the clouds that gather
O'er the Christian's natal skies,
Distant beams, like floods of glory,
Fill the soul with glad surprise;
And we almost hear the echo
Of the pure and holy throng,
In the bright, the bright forever,
In the summer land of song.

Chorus:
On the banks beyond the river
We shall meet, no more to sever;
In the bright, the bright forever,
In the summer land of song.

2.
Yet a little while we linger
Ere we reach our journey's end;
Yet a little while of labor,
Ere the ev'ning shades descend;
Then we'll lay us down to slumber,
But the night will soon be o'er;
In the bright, the bright forever,
We shall wake, to weep no more.  [Chorus]

3.
O the bliss of life eternal!
O the long unbroken rest!
In the golden fields of pleasure,
In the region of the blest;
But, to see our dear Redeemer,
And before his throne to fall,
There to hear his gracious welcome,
Will be sweeter far than all.  [Chorus]

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Title The Bright Forever
Key F Major
Titles On the banks beyond the river
First Line Breaking thro' the clouds that gather
Author Fanny J. Crosby
Year 1908
Composer Hubert P. Main
Hymnal -
Tune Breaking thro' the clouds that gather
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal
Texts Psalm 16:11
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