The New Song

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      The New Song (9/17/2010)

      The New Song (3/4/2011)
      The New Song (9/13/2013)

Words: J. R. Baxter, Jr.
Music:  C. C. Stafford

It thrills my soul to hear the songs of praise, we mortals sing below,
And though it takes the parting of the ways, yet I must onward go;
I hope to hear throughout unnumbered days, the song earth cannot know,
They sing in Heav’n a new song, of Moses and the Lamb.

Chorus

The greatest joy that I have ever known, is praising Him in song,
I know some day when I have older grown, my voice will not be strong;
But if good seed for Jesus I have sown, with angels I’ll belong,
They sing in Heav’n a new song, of Moses and the Lamb.

Chorus

The sweetest song that earth can ever boast, was sung when Christ was born,
Yet He who walked the Galilean coast, sometimes was sad forlorn;
He left the earth to send the Holy Ghost, to guide us till that morn,
They sing in Heav’n a new song, of Moses and the Lamb.

Chorus

O to hear the angels singing,
To bid me welcome to mansions bright and fair;
O to hear the glad harps ringing,
With voices blending rich and rare;
O to see the Master bringing,
A precious life crown that I may own and wear;
I want to hear that mighty chorus sweetly sing,
I want to hear that mighty chorus sweetly sing,
I want to hear that mighty chorus sweetly sing,
To hear it swell and ring!

7 Responses to The New Song

  1. k.arthur.perkins says:

    #2 is far and away the best of the first three. It’s too clean to be the general assembly, especially for a song as hard as this, so I am guessing a school chorale…? Excellent recording of a beautiful song.

    • Editor-1 says:

      Thanks for thinking that this recording might be some kind of a more formal group or chorale. This really is one of our general chapels. Just one of those days where the group sounded pretty good.

    • Graham Bell says:

      My wife and I recently attended a memorial service in which the deceased had requested that this be one of the songs sung at her funeral.
      It was “general assembly” singing (acapella) and this song sounded every bit as good (If not better) than this recording. To be fair, It DOES tend to sound better when one is sitting in the middle of it.

  2. Rene Mar says:

    thank you

  3. Lois Gayle says:

    I came across this song in one of my song books. It was totally unfamiliar and I was unable to put a tune to it as I usually do with unfamiliar songs. Hence, the idea to ‘look it up’. I am so glad I did because the words are really beautiful!!! Well delivered too. Thanks to your group.

  4. Jim Pace says:

    Thank you, Thank You!
    I’m one of the song leaders at our congregation. Now I can practice at my computer.

    Thank You !

  5. Our singing class has been learning this at our congregation the past week or so. Have you ever heard “How Beautiful”? We learned it a couple of months ago but I still have been unable to find an acapella cover of it anywhere online to put onto my iPod.

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