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When They Ring the Golden Bells

There's a land beyond the river, That we call the sweet forever

Tune: [There's a land beyond the river] (DeMarbelle)
Published in 139 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a land beyond the river,
That we call the sweet forever,
And we only reach that shore by faith’s decree;
One by one we’ll gain the portals,
There to dwell with the immortals,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

Chorus:
Don’t you hear the bells now ringing.
Don’t you hear the angels singing?
’Tis the glory hallelujah
Jubilee.
In that far off sweet forever,
Just beyond the shining river,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

2 We shall know no sin or sorrow,
In that haven of tomorrow,
When our barque shall sail beyond the silver sea;
We shall only know the blessing
Of our Father’s sweet caressing,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me. [Chorus]

3 When our days shall know their number,
And in death we sweetly slumber,
When the King commands the spirit to be free;
Nevermore with anguish laden,
We shall reach that lovely Aiden,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me. [Chorus]


Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #14

Text Information

First Line: There's a land beyond the river, That we call the sweet forever
Title: When They Ring the Golden Bells
Meter: 8.8.11.8.8.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Don't you hear the bells now ringing
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7384
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #57

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The Cyber Hymnal #7384

Text

Timeless Truths #45

Include 136 pre-1979 instances
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