9635. Across The Blue

1 Beyond the stars our loved ones wait,
And watch for us beside the gate;
They wait for me, they watch for you,
In that fair land across the blue.

Across the blue, across the blue,
From Pisgah’s height behold the view;
Friends wait for me and watch for you,
In sinless land, across the blue.

2 We long to join our loved ones there,
And with them breathe on Heaven’s air
The song that is forever new,
In glory land, across the blue. [Refrain]

3 When we shall reach the streets of gold,
We will our Savior’s face behold;
We’ll kiss the hand that led us thro’
To mansions fair across the blue. [Refrain]

4 Then let us work and do our best,
Soon God will take us home to rest;
For if He finds us tried and true,
We’ll live with Him across the blue. [Refrain]

5 Till then, my soul, be still and wait;
Soon thou wilt pass the pearly gate;
Then what a meeting will ensue
With those we love across the blue. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Beyond the stars our loved ones wait
Title: Across The Blue
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: Across the blue, across the blue
Meter: LMD
Language: English
Source: Light in the Valley, (Philadelphia: George C. Hugg, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Crawford Hugg
Meter: LMD
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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