Above the clear blue sky

Above the clear blue sky. John Chandler* (1806-1876). First published in Chandler’s The Hymns of the Church, mostly Primitive (1841). It is one of the few hymns by Chandler that are not translations. It appeared in the Second Edition of A&M (1875) in the section ‘For the Young’, and was at one time very well known: JJ described its use as ‘somewhat extensive’ (p.8): Above the clear blue sky,In heaven’s bright abode,The Angel host on highSing praises to their God:       Alleluia!  They love to sing  To God their King       Alleluia! But God from infant tonguesOn earth receiveth praise;We then our cheerful songsIn sweet accord will raise:       Alleluia!  We too will sing  To God our...

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