Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

When I cross the swelling tide

When I cross the swelling tide

Author: Frank E. Roush
Tune: [When I cross the swelling tide]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When I cross the swelling tide,
And the gates swing open wide,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all;
When the saints my welcome sing,
And the harps of heaven ring,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all.

Refrain:
‘Twill be joy, ‘twill be joy,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all;
‘Twill be joy, ‘twill be joy,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all.

2 When the city I shall see,
Where I’ll spend eternity,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all;
When I hear the angel throng
Sing the everlasting song,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all. [Refrain]

3 In that land of endless day,
Where all tears are wiped away,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all;
By the crystal river side,
Where the ransom’d hosts abide,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all. [Refrain]

4 When my life work here is done,
And my starry crown is won,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all;
When I stand before the throne,
Yonder in my happy home,
‘Twill be joy to meet my Saviour first of all. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #30

Author: Frank E. Roush

(no biographical information available about Frank E. Roush.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I cross the swelling tide
Author: Frank E. Roush
Refrain First Line: 'Twill be joy

Timeline




Advertisements