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Beyond the stars

Beyond the silent stars of night

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Beyond the silent stars of night]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the silent stars of nigh,
There shines a land so fair;
More glorious than the orbs of light,
I’d fain be resting there.

Beyond the silent stars of night,
Into the far away
There is a home of joy and light,
A land of perfect day.

2 Beyond the deep etherial dome,
Our waiting hearts expect
To dwell in that eternal home,
The home of God’s elect. [Refrain]

3 And though on earth we meet no more,
While years of time shall roll;
We’ll meet upon a happier shore,
The homeland of the soul. [Refrain]

4 Then wait we for our blessed King,
He will not tarry long;
Soon, soon our happy hearts shall sing,
The glad triumphant song. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #23

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the silent stars of night
Title: Beyond the stars
Author: Thoro Harris



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Gospel Carols #186

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Light and Life Songs #135

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Northfield Hymnal #23

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