ALL THINGS NEW

1. I saw heaven and earth,
brand new heaven and earth, and I heard a voice say to me:

2. He will wipe away
every tear away,
every pain away - all things new.
No more sighing, crying, dying - God himself is here.

3. And he will make his home,
here with us his home;
God will make his home with us all.
No more sighing, crying, dying - God himself is here.

4. The old has passed away,
sadness passed away,
death has passed away - all things new.
Melody: Robert Schumann (1838)
Words: Neal Nuske, Robin Mann, Geoff Schirmer (1984); based on Revelation 21:1-5


1984. These words, based on Revelation 21:1-5, were the combined effort of Neal Nuske and Geoff Schirmer, both Lutheran pastors, and myself. When I heard Neal playing the wonderful tune by Robert Schumann ([Von Fremden und Leuten] Of foreign places and people from Scenes of Childhood) I thought it would make a beautiful song. The following day (we were at a National Youth Assembly) Neal suggested Revelation 21 as a theme and I think we immediately wrote the first verse together. The rest came out fairly quickly, and I sang it, with Neal's exquisite accompaniment, at the Assembly concert later in the week. ALL THINGS NEW (Revised – inclusive language) 1. I saw heaven and earth, brand new heaven and earth, and I heard a voice say to me: 2. God will wipe away every tear away, every pain away - all things new. No more sighing, crying, dying - God himself is here. 3. And see, God makes a home, here with us a home; God will make a home with us all. 4. The old has passed away, sadness passed away, death has passed away - all things new.


 

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