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Over Yonder

O we sing of Canaan fair

Author: Adalyn Evilsizer
Tune: [O we sing of Canaan fair]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Oh, we sing of Canaan fair,
And our lov’d ones over there,
Who in all its glories share,
Over yonder.
And we long to join that throng,
In a grand eternal song,
And our Saviour’s praise prolong,
Over yonder.

Oh, the time will not be long,
Till we sing that glad, new song,
With the ransomed ones in glory,
Over yonder.
Be our journey short or long,
We will lift our hearts in song,
Till we shout the glad new story,
Over yonder.

2 Tho’ the way be often drear,
Christ, our Lord, is there to cheer,
Till our home seems very near,
Over yonder.
And the sunshine grows so bright,
That we feel almost in sight
Of that land of radiant light,
Over yonder. [Refrain]

3 Land of promise, thee we sing,
And our heartfelt tribute bring
To our Lord, who is the King
Over yonder.
But life’s sands are fleeting fast,
Soon our journey will be past,
Then we’ll meet our lov’d at last,
Over yonder. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #236

Author: Adalyn Evilsizer

Wife of Louis M. Evilsizer (L. M. Evilsizer), her full name was Ruth Adalyn Hearn Evilsizer. She was born on 05 Oct 1862 in Randolph Co, Deerfield, IN and died on 19 May 1899 in Whitfield Co, Dalton, GA aged 36. Married Louis M. Evilsizer in 1884, they divorced in 1897. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O we sing of Canaan fair
Title: Over Yonder
Author: Adalyn Evilsizer
Refrain First Line: O the time will not be long
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.