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1 Not here, where sparkling waters
Fade into mocking sand,
Where the faint footstep falters,
We find our long-sought land;
Not here, where dreams deceive us,
And floods of sorrow roll,
Where bitter memories grieve us,
We seek our final goal.

2 No, far beyond time's sorrow,
Beyond this land of tears,
There breaks a bright tomorrow,
The dawn of endless years;
There God in glory reigning,
Bids sorrow all depart,
Hushes each sad complaining,
And heals each broken heart.

3 There ev'ry pulse is thrilling,
With rapture none can know,
There peace the heart is stilling,
While happy ages flow;
No sorrows there distress us,
We shall in peace abide,
For while our God shall bless us,
We shall be satisfied.

4 What countless joys are thronging
On all the heavenly hills,
To meet our heart's deep longing,
Which nothing earthly fills;
Thither our steps are tending,
With Jesus to abide,
And there in life unending,
We shall be satisfied.

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #111

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not here, where sparkling waters
Title: Satisfied
Author: Horace L. Hastings

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