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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.

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: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed homeland, heavenly homeland
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13998
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The Cyber Hymnal #13998

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