Scripture Verse

I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Revelation 21:1


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1857), pag­es 246–47.

Music: Lin­by John Ad­cock, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ad­cock (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


No seas again shall sev­er;
No des­ert in­ter­vene;
No deep, sad flow­ing ri­ver
Shall roll its tide be­tween.

No bleak cliffs up­ward tow­er­ing,
Shall bound our ea­ger sight;
No tem­pest dark­ly low­er­ing,
Shall wrap us in its night.

Love, and un­sev­ered un­ion,
Of soul with those we love,
Nearness and glad com­mu­nion
Shall be our joy above.

No dread of wast­ing sick­ness,
No thought of ache or pain,
No fret­ting hours of weak­ness,
Shall mar our peace again.

No death our homes o’er­shad­ing,
Shall e’er our harps un­string,
For all is life un­fad­ing,
In pre­sence of our king.