They're waiting in the land of light

They're waiting in the land of light

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [They're waiting in the land of light]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 They’re waiting in the land of light,
Upon the golden shore,
And we shall meet beyond the night
The dear ones gone before.
Tho’ slowly pass life’s dreary hours,
And sable seems the gloom,
We’ll greet them there ’mid Eden’s bowers,
Where fadeless flowers bloom.

Refrain:
The dear ones gone before,
Wide swing the pearly gates
To welcome home the friends we love,
Who watch for us and wait.

2 Tho’ often rugged seems the way,
And lone the paths we tread,
We know to realms of endless day
By Christ we’re safely led.
And whom he loves he chastens here,
But there heav’n’s open door
Stands still ajar, where we shall greet
The dear ones gone before. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis but a little farther on,
And storms will all be o’er,
Then we shall view the perfect dawn,
Where friends may part no more.
And when all tears are wiped away,
Forever from the eyes
Of those that weep, we’ll bide for aye,
In fields of paradise. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #156

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: They're waiting in the land of light
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: The dear ones gone before

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