Over There

When the toils of life are ended, And our hearts are freed from care

Author: D. B. Towner
Tune: [When the toils of life are ended]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When the toils of life are ended,
And our hearts are freed from care,
In the bright, the bright forever,
We shall meet our loved ones there.

Chorus:
Over there, over there,
In the city whose streets are golden,
We shall meet our loved ones,
We shall meet our loved ones there.

2 We will watch, and pray, and wrestle,
And endure this earthly strife;
Ever stand among the faithful,
Ever wear a "crown of life." [Chorus]

3 When we cross "the rolling river,"
And have reached the "Shining shore,"
We will sing his praises ever,
With the loved ones gone before. [Chorus]

4 In that bright eternal city,
In that heav'nly mansion fair,
We shall ever dwell with Jesus,
And our loved ones over there. [Chorus]

Author: D. B. Towner

Towner, Daniel B. (Rome, Pennsylvania, 1850--1919). Attended grade school in Rome, Penn. when P.P. Bliss was teacher. Later majored in music, joined D.L. Moody, and in 1893 became head of the music department at Moody Bible Institute. Author of more than 2,000 songs. --Paul Milburn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: When the toils of life are ended, And our hearts are freed from care
Title: Over There
Author: D. B. Towner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over there, over there
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public domain.

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