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Oh, Say, Will You Be There?

Beyond this world of gilded snares

Author: B. F. Griffeth
Tune: [Beyond this world of gilded snares]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond this world of gilded snares,
Beyond this life of toil and cares,
There is a region fair.
It knows no change and no decay,
No night, for all is endless day.

Oh, say, will you be there?
Oh, say, will you be there?
Oh, say, oh, say,
Oh, say, will you be there?

2 Its glorious gates are closed to sin;
Naught that defiles can enter in,
To mar its beauty rare.
Upon that bright eternal shore,
Earth’s gilded snares are seen no more. [Refrain]

3 Will you be there? Oh yes, you must,
For in our Savior you can trust,
Who did that place prepare.
Still doth His voice sound sweetly,
"Come, I am the way, I’ll lead you home." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8803

Author: B. F. Griffeth

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Text Information

First Line: Beyond this world of gilded snares
Title: Oh, Say, Will You Be There?
Author: B. F. Griffeth
Refrain First Line: O say, will you be there?
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8803
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8803

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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