Beyond the Glittering, Starry Skies
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Beyond the Glittering, Starry Skies”

Beyond the Glittering, Starry SkiesIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.


Beyond the Glittering, Starry Skies

by James Fanch (1776)

Beyond the glitt’ring starry skies,
Far as th’eternal hills,
There, in those boundless worlds of light,
Our great Redeemer dwells.

Beyond the Glittering, Starry SkiesLegions of angels strong and fair,
In countless armies shine,
At His right hand with golden harps,
To offer songs divine.

“Hail, Prince!” they cry, “forever hail!
Whose unexampled love
Moved Thee to quit those glorious realms,
And royalties above”

While He did condescend on earth
To suffer rude disdain,
They cast their honors at His feet,
And waited in His train.

Through all His travels here below
They did His steps attend!
Oft gazed and wondered where at last
This scene of love would end.

They saw His heart transfixed with wounds,
His crimson sweat and gore,
They saw Him break the bars of death,
Which none e’er break before.

They brought His chariot from above,
To bear Him to His throne,
Clapped their triumphant wings and cried,
“The glorious work is done!”


If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

Beyond the Glittering, Starry Skies



  • What beautiful, compelling lyrics! The verse that speaks to me is…
    They saw His heart transfixed with wounds,

    His crimson sweat and gore,

    They saw Him break the bars of death,

    Which none e’er break before.

    Those lyrics remind me of another classic hymnal which ring true with me…Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe! Thank you for celebrating the joys of Christ with the 4M crew this Monday!

  • I’ve not heard of this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth Whatmamaknows

    This was new to me too! Beautiful. How lovely to just focus on Jesus for a few minutes – thank you for sharing.

  • Brandi Raae

    This one doesn’t sound familiar to me. Thanks for linking up these hymns at Literacy Musing Mondays!

  • Mother of 3

    Thanks for sharing with us at Together on Tuesdays.

  • Kileen

    Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!

  • “The glorious work is done!” Amen! Love that last line… and it’s already true for us… forgiven, cleansed, restored, with our heavenly Groom waiting…
    Glad to be your neighbour at #HeartEncouraging Thursday!

  • Wonderful truths in this hymn! I’m not familiar with this one, but am so glad that you shared it with us at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Beautifully written. Another hymn that I have not heard before. Thanks for taking the time to find these pieces of art and sharing them with us.

  • Jann Olson

    Beautiful lyrics! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • Thank you for joining us Monday and I’m sorry for being late. There’s a bug goin’ round and I caught it. 🙁 bummer! Anyway how are you? Fine I hope. I’m loving your post today and the lyrics are superb! Thank you so much for joining us and I hope you do it again next monday. We have a theme every other week & you’ll find it in my side bar. Have a great week!

  • I so enjoy your hymn posts and the way that my heart is encouraged by the saints of old who put words to music in order to glorify the Lord. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this, it is one of my favorites so far.