Beyond, just beyond the dark shadows of time

Beyond, just beyond the dark shadows of time

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Beyond, just beyond the dark shadows of time]
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1 Beyond, just beyond the dark shadows of time,
A beautiful home, bright, beautiful home,
Stands blissful and radiant, in fair Summer-clime,
Our beautiful, beautiful home.

Refrain:
Multitudes, multitudes gathering there,
Numberless, numberless, spotless and fair,
Many the mansions our Lord will prepare,
O beautiful, beautiful home!

2 These earthly reunions are fleeting at best,
That beautiful home, bright, beautiful home,
Invites us to seek an eternity blest,
Our beautiful, beautiful home. [Refrain]

3 Its flowers, pure and fadeless, no winter will blight,
That beautiful home, bright, beautiful home,
No sin there, nor sorrow, no parting, no night,
Our beautiful, beautiful home. [Refrain]

4 Then onward, press on in the blood-sprinkled way;
That beautiful home, bright, beautiful home
Will open its bright, pearly portals some day,
O beautiful, beautiful home. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #74

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beyond, just beyond the dark shadows of time
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #74

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