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Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
Words: Attributed to F. R. Warren
Music: Invitation New | From The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion by William Walker
1. Hark, I hear the harps eternal
Ringing on the farther shore,
As I near those swollen waters
With their deep and solemn roar.

2. And my soul, tho’ stain’d with sorrow,
Fading as the light of day,
Passes swiftly o’er those waters,
To the city far away.

3. Souls have cross’d before me, saintly,
To that land of perfect rest;
And I hear them singing faintly
In the mansions of the blest.

4. Just beyond the river flasheth
Jebu-Salem of my God,
Where the white wave, rising, plasheth
On the shore by angels trod.

5. Stop! I see the boatman nearing;
See! the snowy sail is set,
And the oars are floating idly,
And the sail is drifting wet.

6. Call my father! call my mother!
Tell them that the boatman’s here;
And another—Oh, another!
Unto whom my soul is dear.

7. Call them quick! for I am passing
Thro’ the valley of the grave;
I am passing, with the boatman,
O’er the deep and solemn wave!

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the lamb!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I AM!