Life of Ages (Samuel Johnson)

“Life of Ages” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Life of Ages” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Samuel Johnson.
Tune: “Noyes.”


Life of Ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free,
Flowing in the Prophet’s word
And the People’s liberty!

Never was to chosen race
That unstinted tide confined:
Thine is ev’ry time and place,
Fountain sweet of heart and mind!

Breathing in the thinker’s creed,
Pulsing in the hero’s blood,
Nerving simplest thought and deed,
Fresh’ning time with truth and good.

Consecrating art and song,
Holy book and pilgrim track,
Hurling floods of tyrant wrong
From the sacred limits back.

Life of Ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free,
Flow still in the Prophet’s word
And the People’s liberty.


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