The heavenly summerland

Beyond the winter's storms and blight

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Beyond the winter’s storms and blight]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond the winter’s storms and blight,
Beyond the summer’s shining strand,
There waits a land of joy and light—
O bright and fade-less summer-land!

O summer-land, that gleams afar,
Beyond the light of sun or star,
O summer-land, O summer-land,
We long for thee, dear summer-land.

2 No ling’ring shadow of the night
Shall dim the glory of that shore;
There all is joy and song and light
And rest and peace forevermore! [Refrain]

3 No parting word, no tears nor pain,
Shall pass those portals fair and bright,
There parted friends shall meet again,
Within that land of love and light! [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #130

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. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the winter's storms and blight
Title: The heavenly summerland
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: O summerland that gleams afar
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d12

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Gospel Praises #6

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The Endeavor Hymnal #282

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #266

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The Service of Praise #130

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Triumphant Praises #153

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