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Eternity's Shore

There's a mansion just over the river

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [There's a mansion just over the river]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's a mansion just over the river,
Which my Saviour's preparing for me;
And I know I shall rest forever,
When I've cross'd o'er the dark, narrow sea;
And I know I shall meet many lov'd ones,
Who have cross'd the dark waters before;
And the Saviour I'll see in His glory,
When I land on Eternity's shore.

When I land on Eternity's shore,
When I land on Eternity's shore;
Yes, the Saviour I'll see in His glory,
When I land on eternity's shore.

2 In that mansion just over the river,
Where the saints of all ages repose;
There the Lamb is resplendent forever,
For the light of His purity glows;
O I'm longing, and watching, and waiting,
And my heart yearns to go, more and more;
Ah! what joy and what rapture will greet me,
When I land on Eternity's shore. [Refrain]

3 When the journey of life is completed,
When its toil and its warfare is done;
When the light of its day is recedeing,
And I bask in its last setting sun;
Then dear Jesus, I pray Thee prepare me,
That to mansions of bliss I may soar;
And to Thee will I give all the glory,
When I land on Eternity's shore. [Refrain]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #72

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a mansion just over the river
Title: Eternity's Shore
Author: Adam Geibel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I land on eternity's shore
Copyright: Public Domain



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