Just over yonder

There's a better world than this just over yonder

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [There's a better world than this]
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1. There's a better world than this,
Just over yonder;
Just beyond the dark abyss,
Just over yonder.
There are fields of living green,
There decay no more is seen;
Skies unclouded, all serene,
Just over yonder.

2. There is hope for the opprest,
Just over yonder;
There is joy for the distrest,
Just over yonder.
Grief shall there be felt no more,
Days of weeping all are o'er;
Shadowless immortal shore,
Just over yonder.

3. We shall meet the loved ones gone,
Just over yonder;
There sweet faces look upon,
Just over yonder.
We shall greet them as of yore,
They will love us as before;
We shall part from them no more,
Just over yonder.

4. But most wondrous! I shall see,
Just over yonder,
Him who gave His life for me,
Just over yonder.
Bleeding then on Calvary;
Interceding now for me;
Blessed hope, with Christ to be,
Just over yonder.

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #161

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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Title: Just over yonder
Author: Francis A. Blackmer

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The Gospel Awakening #161

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