Just Beyond the Hills of Time

There's a home for you, a home for me

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There's a home for you, a home for me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's a home for you, a home for me
In a fairer, better clime;
It is just across a narrow sea—
Just beyond the hills of time.

Refrain:
Just beyond the hills of time,
Just across the narrow sea,
Where the angels raise ceaseless strains of praise,
There's a home for you and me.

2 Christ, the sinner's friend, who saves by grace,
Now prepares that happy home;
There we all may meet Him face to face,
When on earth we cease to roam. [Refrain]

3 In that home of light our loved ones wait,
Pure as snow and fair as day;
They will meet us at the golden gate,
At the ending of the way. [Refrain]

4 Let us watch and pray and follow Him,
Sweetly singing through the gloam,
Till shall flee away the shadows dim,
And we all reach home, sweet home. [Refrain]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #55

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a home for you, a home for me
Title: Just Beyond the Hills of Time
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just beyond the hills of time
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public domain

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Celestial Chimes #d82

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His Praise #117

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New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #55

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