My beautiful dream

I dreamed of the [a] land of the pure and bright

Author: Knowles Shaw
Tune: [I dreamed of the land of the pure and bright]
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1. I dreamed of the land of the pure and bright,
The city of God, the saint's delight;
And the saints of all ages and children were there,
That city of God and that home to share.

Chorus:
O! that beautiful dream;
O! that beautiful dream;
Shall I the saints, and those children see,
Or, shall it be only a dream?

2. I dreamed that the trials of life were o'er,
And the saints were walking the golden shore:
Where they ate of the fruit of life's evergreen tree,
O! city of God and that home to share. [Chorus]

3. I dreamed that I saw them in robes of white;
With crowns on their brow of golden light;
I looked as they wandered life's river along,
I listened, and heard a most beautiful song. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #61

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I dreamed of the [a] land of the pure and bright
Title: My beautiful dream
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: O that beautiful dream

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d69
Gospel Voices No.3 #d106
Harvest Bells No.2 #d32
Harvest Bells No. 2 #d28
New Century Carols #d38
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d63
Shining Pearls #d18
Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d58
Songs of the Sun Bright Clime: a collection of choice music and poetry, for Sabbath schools and gospel meetings #16Page Scan
Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of choice music #23Page Scan
The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #61TextPage Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d267
The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #52Page Scan
The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns and Recitations, Original and Selected, for the Use of Liberals #d141
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