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The Heavenly Summerland

Beyond the sunset gates of gold

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Beyond the sunset gates of gold]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the sunset gates of gold,
Beyond the ocean’s gleaming strand,
There is a land of joy untold—
A Heav’nly Summerland!

Refrain:
O Summerland of joy and light,
Beyond the shadows of the night!
No storms shall sweep thy golden strand,
O Heav’nly Summerland!

2 O fadeless are the flow’rs that bloom
Upon that bright and happy shore;
There is no sorrow, pain nor gloom
But joy forevermore! [Refrain]

3 Within that happy home on high,
Long severed friends clasp hand with hand,
And none shall ever say goodbye,
In Heaven’s Summerland! [Refrain]

4 We shall behold the Saviour’s face,
As ‘round the great white throne we stand,
And share the wonders of His grace,
In Heaven’s Summerland! [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #37

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the sunset gates of gold
Title: The Heavenly Summerland
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: O summerland of joy and light
Copyright: Public Domain

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Exalted Praise #37

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #52

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