On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright

On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright,
The spirits made perfect are dwelling in light;
Their white wings are wafting them gently along,
Through beautiful regions of glory and song.

Refrain:
On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright;
On the sweet Eden shore, the home of the blest,
With friends gone before we’ll tarry and rest,
Tarry and rest, tarry and rest on the shore.

2 O blessed to rise when life’s pangs are o’er,
To mount up to heaven and dwell evermore,
To never grow weary, and never know care,
In those beautiful regions, so blooming and fair. [Refrain]

3 On the sweet Eden shore, the home of the blest,
With friends gone before soon we’ll tarry and rest;
Content there with Jesus our Saviour to stay,
We’ll delight in the pleasures that never decay. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #17

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the sweet Eden shore, so peaceful and bright
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Bright Jewels for the Sunday School #28

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Living Hymns #219

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Melodious Sonnets #17

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Pearly Gates #33

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Precious Hymns #372

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #646

Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d66

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Temple Trio #199

The Dominion Hymnal #d187

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The Jewel #34

The Silver Spray #d110

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d623

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