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The other side

We dwell this side of Jordan's stream

Author: S. L. Cuthbert
Tune: [We dwell this side of Jordan's stream]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We dwell this side of Jordan's stream,
Yet oft there comes a shining beam
Across from yonder shore,
Across from yonder shore;
While visions of a holy throng,
And sound of harp and seraphs song
Seem gently wafted o'er,
Seem gently wafted o'er.

O Zion! city fair!
O Zion! city fair!
The other side, the other side,
When shall we meet our loved ones there?

2 The other side! ah, there's the place
Where saints in joy past times retrace,
And think of trials gone,
And think of trials gone;
The vail withdrawn, they clearly see
That all on earth had need to be,
To bring them safely home,
To bring them safely home. [Refrain]

3 The other side! oh, charming sight!
Upon its banks, arrayed in white,
For me a loved one waits;
Over the stream he calls to me,
Fear not—I am thy guide to be
Up to the pearly gates. [Refrain]

4 The other side! the other side!
Who would not brave the swelling tide
Of earthly toil and care,
To wake one day, when life is past,
Over the stream, at home at last,
With all the blest ones there? [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #137

Author: S. L. Cuthbert

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We dwell this side of Jordan's stream
Title: The other side
Author: S. L. Cuthbert
Refrain First Line: O Zion, city fair



Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Calvary Songs #137TextPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d205
Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #374Page Scan
Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined #d37
Gems of Sacred Song for Sunday Schools #d96
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d136
Hymns for use in Sunday Schools #d46
New Life No. 2: songs and tunes for Sunday schools, prayer meetings, and revival occasions #82Page Scan
Notes of Joy, for the Sabbath School #d153
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #543
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #214Page Scan
Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #26AudioPage Scan
Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d78
Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d136
Sunday-School Songs: a new collection of hymns and tunes specially prepared for the use of Sunday-schools and for social and family worship. (3rd. ed.) #52Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1092Page Scan
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d193
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #237Page Scan
The Pilgrim's Harp #d265
The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d119
The Welcome: a collection of songs, hymns, chants, anthems and choruses,for the Sabbath school and home sircle #70Page Scan
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