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There is a country just over there

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1 There is a country just over there,
Teeming with sunshine and beauty rare,
Summer eternal and landscape fair,
It is the heavenly home.

Chorus:
Think of that home! beautiful home,
Pilgrims and strangers tho' here we may roam;
Think of that home! beautiful home,
Think of that heavenly home!

2 There the inhabitants ne'er grow old,
Never shall say, "I am sick," we're told;
There is the city with streets of gold,
It is the heavenly home. [Chorus]

3 There shall they reign with their Lord for aye,
There shall he wipe all their tears away,
When he shall gather his own that day,
Into that heavenly home. [Chorus]

4 They shall rejoice on that golden shore,
There shall their sorrowing all be o'er:
They shall remember earth's woes no more,
In that blest, heavenly home. [Chorus]

5 There shall all tempest and tumult cease,
Strife yield forever to love and peace;
Joy everlasting! O, sweet release!
Welcome, that heavenly home! [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #50

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a country just over there
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Think of that home

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