1 There’s a land beyond the billows, where the roses never die,
And we seek it o’er the rough and stormy tide;
Not a shadow on its splendor, not a cloud upon its sky,
For with Jesus we’ll be fully satisfied.
Just beyond the troubled waters, just beyond the breakers’ roar,
Lies the haven where we’ll anchor by and by;
’Tis the land beyond the billows, ’tis the calm and peaceful shore,
’Tis the country where the roses never die.
2 Our bright Polar Star is shining through the heavy shades of night,
And the steadfast beams will guide us on our way;
We shall make the harbor safely, steering by its blessed light,
We shall reach the city of eternal day. [Refrain]
3 There celestial harps are ringing, and seraphic voices blend;
We shall meet with lov’d ones we have missed so long;
Sin and sorrow find no entrance where delights shall never end,
And no sigh shall break the cadence of our song. [Refrain]
4 Soon will dawn a happy morning when we’ll land upon that shore,
And the face of our Redeemer we’ll behold;
There, when all the storms are over, we shall rest forevermore,
’Mid the glories that have never yet been told. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: Lidie H. Edmunds.
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >
Display Title: Where the Roses Never DieFirst Line: There's a land beyond the billows, where the roses never dieTune Title: [There's a land beyond the billows, where the roses never die]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1897