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Everybody Will Be Happy Over There

There's a happy land of promise over in the great beyond

Author: E. M. Bartlett (1921)
Tune: [There's a happy land of promise over in the great beyond]
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's a happy land of promise over in the great beyond,
Where the saved of earth shall soon the glory share;
Where the souls of men shall enter and live on forever more,
Ev'rybody will be happy over there.

Ev'rybody will be happy (over there, over there)
will be happy over there,
We will shout and sing His praise (praises thru the never ending ages);
Ev'rybody will be happy over there.

2 Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers will be singing 'round the throne,
In that land where no one ever knows a care;
And the Christians of all ages will join in the triumph song,
Ev'rybody will be happy over there. [Chorus]

3 We will hear nobody praying and no mourning in that land,
For no burdens there will be for us to bear;
All the people will be singing "Glory, glory to the Lamb",
Ev'rybody will be happy over there. [Chorus]

4 There we'll meet the One who saved us and who kept us by His grace,
And who bro't us to that land so bright and fair;
We will praise His name forever as we look upon His face,
Ev'rybody will be happy over there. [Chorus]

Source: Church Hymnal #180

Author: E. M. Bartlett

E. M. Bartlett was born December 24, 1883 in Waynesville, Missouri. His family later moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Bartlett received training as a music teacher and was a leader in developing Southern gospel music. He was employed by Central Music Company, a publisher of shape note singing books based in Hartford, which was owned by David Moore and Will H. Ramsey. Bartlett persuaded Moore and John A. McClung to partner with him to form Hartford Music Company. In 1921, Bartlett established the Hartford Music Institute, a shape note school. He provided opportunities for many songwriters and musicians in gospel music, including Albert E. Brumley. In 1939 he suffered a stroke and afterwards wrote "Victory in Jesus." Dianne Shapiro, fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a happy land of promise over in the great beyond
Title: Everybody Will Be Happy Over There
Author: E. M. Bartlett (1921)
Refrain First Line: Everybody will be happy over there
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

Amazing Grace for Singing Schools and Conventions #d118

Banner of Love Songs #d149

Best of All #d140

Billows of Love #d111

Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d144

Carols of Glory #d148

Chimes of Glory No. 3 #d87


Church Hymnal #180

Echoes of Calvary #d113

Everlasting Praises No. 2 #d143

Favorite Radio Songs #d164

Favorite Songs #d158

Forward in Faith #d106

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d396

Let Us Sing #d93

New Songs of Inspiration Book Five #d217

New Songs of Inspiration No. 4 #d247

Old Camp Meeting Songs #d139

Sacred Selections for the Church #398

Songs of Inspiration #d194

The Victor #d125

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #d198

Vocal Gems #d117

Waves of Joy #d125

Waves of Praise #d111

Worship in Song #d175

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