Over the river, the river of time, Lies a bright land of a verdure sublime

Over the river, the river of time, Lies a bright land of a verdure sublime

Author: I. Baltzell
Tune: [Over the river, the river of time]
Published in 20 hymnals

Full Text

1. Over the river, the river of time,
Lies the bright land of a verdure sublime;
Valleys of beauty in splendor do shine,
Beautiful, beautiful home!

Chorus:
Over the river,
Over the river,
Over the river,
The fields are all green.

2. Over the river time never grows old;
There are enjoyments and pleasures untold;
There is a city with streets of pure gold;
Beautiful, beautiful home! [Chorus]

3. Over the river our sorrows will cease,
Hush'd by the songs of a heavenly peace;
When we get there what a happy release!
Beautiful, beautiful home! [Chorus]



Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #141

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the river, the river of time, Lies a bright land of a verdure sublime
Author: I. Baltzell
Refrain First Line: Over the river, the beautiful river
Copyright: Public Domain

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