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Just Beyond the Rolling Sea

There are many little children who are sad

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [There are many little children who are sad]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are many little children who are sad
For a ray of gospel light they never had;
But the saddest of them all, it seems to me,
Must be those who dwell beyond the rolling sea.

Just beyond the rolling sea,
Just beyond the rolling sea;
Shall not someone go and tell the gospel story
Unto those who dwell beyond the rolling sea?

2 Oh, their idol worship gives them not a song,
And we never hear their laughter all day long,
For the love of Jesus has not set them free,
And they know Him not beyond the rolling sea. [Refrain]

3 I am glad that something each of us can do,
To assist the Chinese and the Hindus, too;
And the Japanese and others that may be
Without Jesus, just beyond the rolling sea. [Refrain]

Source: Full Gospel Songs #222

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are many little children who are sad
Title: Just Beyond the Rolling Sea
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just beyond the rolling sea
Publication Date: 1941
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1941.


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Full Gospel Songs #222

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