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The Beautiful Hills

O the beautiful hills of the by and by

Author: John Henry Yates
Tune: [O the beautiful Hills of the By-and-By!]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O the Beautiful Hills of the By-and-By!
Thro’ faith I can trace their forms,
As they rest in the glow of that fadeless sky,
Unswept by earth’s chilling storms;
There the river of life floweth on so bright,
The beautiful Hills between;
And the saints all in white, with their crowns of light,
On the evergreen shores are seen.

O the Hills, the Hills, the Beautiful Hills,
Where the feet of the ransomed tread!
May I breathe the perfume in that land of bloom,
When time and its cares have fled.

2 On the Beautiful Hills of the By-and-By
Are friends I have lov’d so long;
And I fancy at times they are hov’ring nigh,
And singing redemption’s song;
Then my love flames anew, and my hopes grow bright,
And joy all my being thrills,
As I journey along thro’ the world’s dark night,
In the light from the Beautiful Hills. [Chorus]

3 O the Beautiful Hills of the By-and-By!
No valley of death between;
It is there that no tear ever dims the eye
That feasts on the rapturous scene;
And they need not the sun in that blissful clime;
The Lamb with His glory fills
All the mansions above, in that home of love,
On the Beautiful, Beautiful Hills. [Chorus]

Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #262

Author: John Henry Yates

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Text Information

First Line: O the beautiful hills of the by and by
Title: The Beautiful Hills
Author: John Henry Yates
Refrain First Line: O the hills, the hills, the beautiful hills



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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Gems of Song #262

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Royal Hymnal #210

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