Beyond the far horizon

Beyond the far horizon. Laura Ormiston Chant (1848-1923).  According to JJ, p.1620, this hymn was written at the request of Stopford Brooke* for the 1891 edition of his Christian Hymns (first published 1881). It had five stanzas:  Beyond the far horizon Cloud-girt and dim it lies, That fair and pure dominion Of kind and sunny skies, The city of the blessèd, The palace of the free, Where they whom earth oppressèd, Breathe life and liberty. From low and sunless valleys, From hillsides high and cold, From crowded lanes and alleys, In cities grey and old, Of every race and nation, We climb the heavenward road Of pain and tribulation, To seek our blest...

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