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Our Homeland

Just beyond life's purpling twilight

Author: A. B. Kendall
Tune: [Just beyond life's purpling twilight]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Just beyond life’s purpling twilight,
And its sunset gates of gold,
Lies a land of wondrous beauty,
Full of joy and peace untold.

Refrain:
Blessed homeland, heavenly homeland,
Just beyond earth’s darkest night,
Where the tree of life is blooming,
And the skies are ever bright.

2 Just beyond life’s moaning surges,
And its billows’ ceaseless roll,
Hidden from our earth-dimmed vision,
Lies the homeland of the soul. [Refrain]

3 And tho’ hidden by the shadows,
Glorious sunshine sometimes falls,
Radiant gleams of Heaven’s splendor,
From its jeweled jasper walls. [Refrain]

4 Just beyond our weary watching,
Just beyond our doubts and fears,
Just beyond our hopes and longings,
Just beyond our pain and tears. [Refrain]

5 Just beyond the curtain lifting,
We shall see the glittering towers,
Of that distant longed for haven,
In God’s summerland of flowers. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13998

Author: A. B. Kendall

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Text Information

First Line: Just beyond life's purpling twilight
Title: Our Homeland
Author: A. B. Kendall
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed homeland, heavenly homeland
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13998
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13998

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