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Beyond the Sound of Weeping

Beyond the sound of weeping

Author: Elsie Janet French
Tune: [Beyond the sound of weeping]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the sound of weeping,
Beyond the sight of tears,
Our dear ones rest forever
Thro’ God’s eternal years;
Ah, sad for us who linger
Where time’s slow shadows creep,
And wait the call that giveth
"To His beloved" sleep.

Then rest, oh, dear one, rest thee,
Beyond our clasp, and kiss
Where hearts can feel,
Can feel no yearning,
In fairer worlds than this.
In fairer worlds than this.

2 Where never parting cometh,
Nor ever shade of night,
Where sun nor moon is needed
In that all-glorious light;
Where pain and sin are banished,
And sorrow all has flown,
Where we shall see His glory,
And know as we are known. [Refrain]

3 Oh, blessed dead that sleepeth,
So dreamlessly and deep,
We would not break that slumber
Whose waking means to weep;
But safe with Him forever,
Who wipes all tears away,
We trust our blessed sleepers,
And wait, and love and pray. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12888

Author: Elsie Janet French

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Text Information

First Line: Beyond the sound of weeping
Title: Beyond the Sound of Weeping
Author: Elsie Janet French
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then rest, O, dear one, rest thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12888
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #12888

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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