11381. After All, Eternity!

1 After the storm that sweeps the sea;
After the drifting to the lea;
After the rocks and sands are passed,
Cometh the joy of home at last.

After all that here we see,
What will there be, what will there be?
After all that here we see,
After all—Eternity!

2 After the winter long and drear,
After the snow clouds disappear,
After the winds sweet odors bring,
Cometh the everlasting spring. [Refrain]

3 After the long and toilsome day,
After the sun’s fierce, burning ray,
After the toiler homeward goes,
Cometh the night, and sweet repose. [Refrain]

4 After the course of life is run,
After its work has all been done,
After the hands are on the breast,
Cometh the long and peaceful rest. [Refrain]

5 After the march of time shall cease,
After earth-strife shall end in peace,
After the changeful disappears,
Cometh the long eternal years. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: After the storm that sweeps the sea
Title: After All, Eternity!
Author: Irville I. Leslie, 1819-1899
Refrain First Line: After all that here we see
Meter: LMD
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: MERTHYR TYDFIL by Joseph Parry
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Francis A. Blackmer
Meter: LMD
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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