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Beyond the mystic river

There is a home of wondrous beauty

Author: John W. Holt
Tune: [Down at the cross, on Calvary's mountain]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a home of wondrous beauty,
Lovely and bright;
Built by our blessèd, loving Savior,
Hid from our mortal sight.

Oh, my heart is fondly yearning,
Yonder courts to roam;
Gladly each moment draws me nearer
To my eternal home.

2 This home is one of bliss immortal;
Happy we’ll be,
When walking thro’ the streets of glory,
From every care set free. [Refrain]

3 There in that land of song and beauty,
All Heaven rings
With praises to our blest Redeemer,
Savior, and King of kings. [Refrain]

5 Jesus is daily calling loved ones
Home one by one;
We, too, shall cross the mystic river,
When all our work is done. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8271

Author: John W. Holt

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Text Information

First Line: There is a home of wondrous beauty
Title: Beyond the mystic river
Author: John W. Holt
Refrain First Line: O, my heart is fondly yearning
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8271
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8271

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