In God Alone - Farrell

This hymn was written by English Roman Catholic composer and social-justice adocate, Bernadette Farrell (b 1957).    The lyrics draw from Revelation, chapters 7 and 21.

It was included in Farrell's 2013-released album "Love Goes On" - for which the choral songbook is available from OCP.    Individual song sheet music can also be purchased for download from their site, and an octavo choral arrangement is available from Sheet Music Plus (link below).

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Choir with piano and light orchestra - professional recording:

Singer with piano:

Virtual choir with piano:

Singer with piano - words on-screen:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here.   And because it's so new, there don't appear to be any copies on the internet as yet, although there is currently this version of the words + chords.

The song starts with a four-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
In God alone my hope,
In God alone my strength,
In God alone my shelter be,
My home, my heart, my liberty.

1    Then I saw a new earth, a new heaven ...

2    No more pain, no more death, no more weeping ...

3    Then let all who are thirsty find water ....

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1. Then I saw a new earth, a new heaven,
and the first heaven and earth disappear.
No more war, no more hate, no more hunger,
no more thirst, no more loss, no more fear.

In God alone my hope. In God alone my strength.
In God alone my shelter be, my home, my heart, my liberty.

2. No more pain, no more death, no more weeping,
earth and heaven are one on that day.
For I saw all our tears form a river,
and I saw every tear wiped away.

3. Then let all who are thirsty find water,
let it flow from the well of new life.
And let all who are waiting in darkness
know that God will become their new light.

4. For the world of the past is behind us,
and the whole of creation is new.
And a feast is prepared for all peoples,
for God’s promise is faithful and true.

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