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Climbing the Golden Stairs

There is a heavenly land, There is a beautiful strand

Author: George W. Sebren
Tune: [There is a heavenly land]
Published in 10 hymnals

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There is a heavenly land,
There is a beautiful strand,
Where cometh nothing to cause despair;
And with a wonderful flight,
We’ll reach a nobler height,
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

Behold a beckoning hand,
List to the angelic band,
In Heav’n we’ll never know pain nor care;
We’ll walk the beautiful street,
Blest thought, so wondrously sweet!
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

While on our pilgrimage here,
We’ll meet with trials severe;
The road, it seemeth, is sown in tares;
Yet, thro’ God’s wonderful love,
We’ll reach the city above,
With angels climbing the golden stairs. [Refrain]

Come, let us sing and be glad,
No cause we have to be sad,
For Christ our every sorrow shares;
There with the glorified throng,
We’ll sing a beautiful song,
With angels climbing the golden stairs. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #901

Author: George W. Sebren

Sebren, George Washington. (Belmont, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, March 8, 1882--January 26, 1940, Asheville, North Carolina). He was the son of Richard Henry and Sarah Jane Sebren. As a small boy he attended singing schools taught by T.J. Lites. He moved with this family to Sabine County, Texas, before he was twelve years old. He attended two sessions of Southern Development Normal, with F.L. Eiland as principal, also one normal under J.L. Moore and one under J.B. Vaughan. He later attended three sessions of the Southern Development Normal at Waco, Texas, under Dr. J.B. Herbert and his associates, graduating from that school in 1906. He also studied at Landon Conservatory of Music, Dallas, Texas, and under D.A. Clippinger, eminent voice teach… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a heavenly land, There is a beautiful strand
Title: Climbing the Golden Stairs
Author: George W. Sebren
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Behold a beckoning hand, list to the angelic band
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain



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