1 It sounds along the ages,
soul answering to soul;
it kindles on the pages
of every Bible scroll;
the psalmist heard and sang it,
from martyr lips it broke,
and prophet tongues out-rang it
till sleeping nations woke.
2 From Sinai’s cliffs it echoed,
it breathed from Buddha’s tree,
it charmed in Athens’ market,
it hallowed Galilee;
the hammer stroke of Luther,
the Pilgrims’ seaside prayer,
the oracles of Concord
one holy word declare.
3 It calls — and lo, new justice!
It speaks — and lo, new truth!
In ever nobler stature
and unexhausted youth.
Forever on resounding,
and knowing nought of time,
our laws but catch the music
of its eternal chime.
|First Line:||It sounds along the ages|
|Title:||It Sounds Along the Ages|
|Author:||William Channing Gannett, 1840-1923|
|Topic:||Wisdom from the World's Religions: Our Common Ground; The Living Tradition; Truth(1 more...)|
|Name:||FAR OFF LANDS|
|Source:||Melody of the Bohemian Brethren, Hemlandssånger, Rock Island, Illinois, 1892, arr.|
|HOW LONG WILT THOU FORGET ME (Blue Psalter 18)|
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