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If I could fly beyond the tide

If I could fly beyond the tide

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [If I could fly beyond the tide]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If I could fly beyond the tide, where shines the perfect day,
I’d seek the One whose tender love has brightened all life’s way,
And, kneeling down before His feet, forgetting pain and loss,
Give thanks that He had laid on me the burden of His cross.

Beyond the tide, the silent tide,
My longing soul, my longing soul would be,
Where I could see the face of Christ my Lord,
Whose smile makes heav’n for me,
Whose smile makes heav’n for me.

2 Tho’ angel choirs should welcome sing, one voice along I’ll hear,
That thro’ my earthly pilgrimage has filled my soul with cheer;
Its music sweet full well I know, but oh, the joy divine,
To feel, that thro’ eternity, this blessed Lord is mine! [Refrain]

3 If I could fly beyond the tide, the face I’d long to see
Would be of Him whose presence here makes earth a heav’n for me;
Some day with Christ my Lord I’ll rise to Eden’s happy shore,
And praises sing unto my King who lives forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #134

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I could fly beyond the tide
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Beyond the tide, the silent tide



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Assembly Songs #134

Coronation Hymns #198

Enduring Hymns #d90

Glory Songs #d93

Gospel Bells #d90

Treasured Hymns #d74

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Winona Hymns #68

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