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O Think Of The Glory Beyond

When lonely and weary and sad

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [When lonely and weary and sad]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When lonely and weary and sad,
And tempted to grieve and despond,
Look up, heart rejoice and be glad,
O think of the glory beyond.

Refrain:
There's light tho’ the shadows are deep,
Oh, do not in sadness despond;
For Jesus will guard you and keep,
Till safe in the glory beyond.

2 Afflictions not always endure,
And tears His own hand there shall dry
Where joys are eternal and sure,
In yonder bright home in the sky. [Refrain]

3 Then trust in His promises blest,
‘Twill strengthen faith’s glorious bond;
He’ll lead you to portals of rest,
Safe home to the glory beyond. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #166

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When lonely and weary and sad
Title: O Think Of The Glory Beyond
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: There's light tho' the shadows are deep
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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