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Across the Blue

Beyond the stars our loved ones wait

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Beyond the stars our loved ones wait]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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. [Chorus]

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

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. [Chorus]

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. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #192

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the stars our loved ones wait
Title: Across the Blue
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Across the blue
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9635
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The Cyber Hymnal #9635

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