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I have had the sweetest dreams

I have had the sweetest dreams

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [I have had the sweetest dreams]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I have had the sweetest dreams
Of the brightest crystal streams,
Where the softest spicy breezes ever blowing;
Gently sweet the golden strand
Of the changeless glory land;
There I gladly with the angels would be going.

Refrain:
Oh! that world so wondrous fair,
I shall soon be over there,
And my voice in holy anthems shall be blending,
And I long to be with them
In the new Jerusalem,
And before the King in glory to be bending.

2 There sweet groves and fragrant flow’rs
Bloom around in stately tow’rs,
There the tree of life forevermore is growing;
Underneath its cloudless skies,
Countless palaces arise;
There I gladly with the angels would be going. [Refrain]

3 While I dreamed I seemed to hear
Kindred footsteps drawing near,
And their feet the silv’ry waves seemed overflowing;
As I looked across the sea,
Happy spirits beckoned me;
There I gladly with the angels would be going. [Refrain]

4 There on my enraptured sight,
In their robes of snowy white,
Each on me a smile of tenderness bestowing,
Seemed to call me o’er the tide,
And my long delay to chide,
There I gladly with the angels would be going. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #144

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have had the sweetest dreams
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Refrain First Line: There I gladly with the angels would be going
Copyright: Public Domain

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #144

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