That Beautiful Dream

'Twas night and all around was still

Author: W. E. Penn
Tune: ['Twas night and all around was still]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas night and all around was still;
I lay upon my bed;
I dreamed death’s portals I had past
And was among the dead;
I heard the trump of God resound
The dead in Christ to raise;
I saw the saints prepared to shout
Our blest Redeemer’s praise.

O that beautiful, beautiful dream!
O that beautiful, beautiful dream!
Dear Lord, shall it be, all my loved ones I’ll see
As they were in that beautiful dream?

2 The sweetest voice fell on mine ear,
It thrilled mine inmost soul:
“Arise, my love, and come away
Unto thy promised goal.”
I looked, I saw, I cannot tell,
There’s nothing will compare;
I saw my Saviour glorified,
And loved ones gathered there. [Refrain]

3 I dreamed I saw the jasper walls
And streets of purest gold,
And all the saints of God were there
Those beauties to behold.
I heard the welcome plaudit giv’n,
“Come, all ye blessed, come;
Rejoice, rejoice for evermore,
In this thy heavenly home.” [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #24

Author: W. E. Penn

Penn, William Evander. (Near village of Old Jefferson, Rutherford County, Tennessee, August 11, 1832--April 29, 1895, Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Southern Baptist. Evangelist in Texas and other states, 1875-1895. Compiled three hymnals titled Harvest Bells (1881, 1884, 1887) for use in his meetings. His hymns were primarily revivalistic in emphasis. His finest hymn, "There is a rock in a weary land, Its shadow falls on the burning sand" was paid the compliment of being reworked and issued under the name of Edward Husband in D.B. Towner's Revival Hymns (Chicago, 1905). He and his wife Corilla Frances Sayle adopted three children. Ordained December 4, 1880. --David W. Music, and additional information from the DNAH Archives See:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas night and all around was still
Title: That Beautiful Dream
Author: W. E. Penn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O that beautiful, beautiful dream
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #24

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d319

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Harvest Bells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 #A16

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Lasting Hymns #150

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New Harvest Bells #185

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