Crossing to that Far, Far Away

Crossing the river, going to that far away land

Author: Samuel W. Beazley
Tune: [Crossing the river, Going to that far away]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Crossing the river,
Going to that far away;
Out of the shadows
Into the sunlight of day.

Chorus:
Crossing, crossing one by one;
Crossing to that far, far away;
Crossing, crossing one by one,
Crossing to that far, far away.

2 Crossing the river,
Visions of rapture behold;
Crossing the river,
Into the Savior's fold. [Chorus]

3 Crossing the river,
Angels to bear them away;
Crossing the river,
No lonely hours mar the day. [Chorus]

5[sic] Crossing to meet Him,
Heavens roll back as a scroll;
Crossing to greet Him,
Where love alone 'twines the soul. [Chorus]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #19

Author: Samuel W. Beazley

Samuel W. Beazley was born in Sparta, Virginia in 1873. He was a music scholar and taught music at Shenandoah College for five years. He composed over 4,000 gospel songs during his lifetime. Samuel W. Beazley maintained a successful publishing business in Chicago, Illinois. He died in Chicago on September 16, 1944. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1992. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.gmahalloffame.org Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Crossing the river, going to that far away land
Title: Crossing to that Far, Far Away
Author: Samuel W. Beazley
Refrain First Line: Crossing, crossing one by one
Notes: As of this writing, the only instance with a scan in the database does not have "land" at the end of the first line.
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Gleanings of Praise #d35

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New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #19

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Songs for the Singing, Normal and Literary Schools #58

Tribute of Praise #d23

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Victory Songs #20

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