Over yonder

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1 What sweet peace we shall have over yonder,
In the land of the saved and the blest,
What a joy shall be ours over yonder,
In the home of eternal rest.

It will be joy when we get over yonder,
Over yonder, over yonder;
It will be joy when we get over yonder,
Over on that golden shore.

2 Oft we long for the voices now silent,
For the touch of some dear loving hand,
When with Jesus we dwell over yonder,
We shall meet on that far off strand. [Refrain]

3 We may have many sorrows and trials,
As the journey of life we pursue,
But amidst all our tears and our sighings,
That blest home over there we view. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #56

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What sweet peace we shall have
Title: Over yonder
Author: Robert Harkness
Refrain First Line: It will be joy
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Gospel Songs #56

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