Jesus Will Bear Me Over

When I have reached earth's borderland

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [When I have reached earth's borderland]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I have reached earth’s borderland,
Jesus will bear me away;
Take me to sing with the ransomed band,
Happy in endless day.

Carried away to the realms of light,
Safe on the golden shore;
Into the summer-land ever bright
Jesus will bear me o’er.

2 City of glory so bright and fair,
City of peace above.
I shall sing praises to Jesus there,
Telling His wondrous love. [Refrain]

3 Dwelling with Jesus in glory-land,
What could I ask beside?
Singing the song of the angel-band,
Near to the Savior’s side. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #17

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I have reached earth's borderland
Title: Jesus Will Bear Me Over
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Carried away to the realms of light
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #537

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Gospel Herald in Song #91

Helping Hands #d101

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Honey Out of the Rock #17

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Honey Out of the Rock #17

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Kindly Light #55

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Little Branches #47

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