1. Beyond the blue, far above the passing gloom,
A country immortal appears,
Where roses blush and the sweetest lilies bloom,
And our Father wipes away all tears.
In that fair land, full of beauty, joy and light,
Will gather a numberless throng,
Now pressing on, thro’ the shadows of the night,
Till they hear the overcomer’s song.
Land of golden beauty! O land of cloudless day!
Beyond the blue, where the sweetest lilies bloom,
And the angels whisper, Come away.
2. The day will break when the storms of life shall cease,
And summer shall smile evermore;
We’ll find sweet rest in that land of perfect peace,
In the mansions on the fadeless shore.
Our loved ones there for our coming fondly wait,
While joyfully serving the King;
Some day we’ll meet by the shining pearly gate,
And together happy praises sing. [Refrain]
3. Beyond the blue there’s a home for you and me,
For Jesus will welcome us there;
His cross our hope and His precious blood our plea,
And His righteousness our robe so fair.
Then joy all joy, let us faint not by the way,
Our trials and sorrows soon pass;
We’ll mount above, to the everlasting day,
Praising Jesus by the sea of glass. [Refrain]
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 >