O paradise, O paradise (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello
Description: No.133 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby.
Original text and translations
1 O Paradise, O Paradise,
Who doth not crave for rest?
Who would not seek the happy land
Where they that loved are blest:
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture, through and through,
In God's most holy sight.
2 O Paradise, O Paradise,
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold? [Refrain]
3 O Paradise, O Paradise,
We long to sin no more;
We long to be as pure on earth
As on thy spotless shore: [Refrain]
4 O Paradise, O Paradise,
We shall not wait for long;
E'en now the loving ear may catch
Faint fragments of thy song: [Refrain]
5 Lord Jesus, King of Paradise,
O keep us in thy love,
And guide us to that happy land
Of perfect rest above: [Refrain]