Beyond this Vale

Beyond this vale of sorrow, Beyond the silver river

Author: S. V. R. Ford
Tune: [Beyond this vale of sorrow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond this vale of sorrow,
Beyond the silent river,
Shall dawn a brighter morrow,
When joy shall reign forever.

Refrain:
Christ ascended to prepare
Dwelling places there,
In His Father’s house on high;
He is coming to receive
All who faithful live,
And will bear them to the ski.

2 He who the word hath spoken,
“Ye shall have tribulation,”
Hath given us a token
Of final consolation. [Refrain]

3 When death’s dark shades encroaching
Shall end life’s day of sadness,
Eternal morn approaching
Will thrill the soul with gladness. [Refrain]

4 Be brave, my soul, till morning
Breaks on thy raptured vision;
Light shall be thine adorning
In yonder realms elysian. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #12

Author: S. V. R. Ford

Born: 1835, Greenville, New York. Died: June 5, 1910, New York City. Son of Cyrus Earle and Amanda Hedden Ford, Stephen wrote several battle hymns during the American civil war which were sung by Union soldiers. He was a partner in a shirt and collar making company, Ide & Ford, in Troy, New York (1865-72). In his later years, he was known as an author, editor, composer and critic. He was living in Schenectady, New York, in 1908. His works include: Sunday-School Teaching (Hitchcock & Walden, 1868) Melodies for Little People (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1891) The King’s Birthday: A Carol Service for Christmas (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1893) The Stone Rolled Away: An Easter Missionary Service (Curts & Jennings, 1897)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond this vale of sorrow, Beyond the silver river
Title: Beyond this Vale
Author: S. V. R. Ford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ ascended to prepare
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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