On the Other Side

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1 On the other side is a land of wonder,
Watered by unfailing streams;
There the parted meet, torn by death asunder,
Oh, how near it sometimes seems.

On the other side of the rolling tide
We shall meet and sing with the glorified;
We shall see the Lord and be satisfied!
Ev'rything will be all right on the other side.

2 Rest and home are there for the worn and weary
Bearing earthly burdens long;
Burst of radiant morn after night time dreary,
Welcome to the white-robed throng. [Chorus]

3 Eagerly we look, but our eyes are holden,
Listening, we fail to hear,
Things our God prepares in that city golden,
Only faith can bring them near. [Chorus]

4 Linger we awhile in the place of duty,
Just a little more of prayer,
Then to fly away to that land of beauty,
And the joys that wait us there. [Chorus]

5 Life and love are there far beyond our knowing,
Pleasures unalloyed with pain,
Harvesting with joy after tearful sowing,
Losses recompensed with gain. [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #35

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent on a farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Herald" of Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the other side is a land of wonder
Title: On the Other Side
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the other side of the rolling tide
Copyright: Public Domain



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