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Numberless as the Sands

When we gather at last over Jordan

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [When we gather at last over Jordan]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. When we gather at last over Jordan,
And the ransomed in glory we see,
As the numberless sands of the seashore—
What a wonderful sight that will be!

Numberless as the sands of the seashore!
Numberless as the sands of the shore!
Oh, what a sight ’twill be,
When the ransomed host we see,
As numberless as the sands of the seashore!

2. When we see all the saved of the ages,
Who from sorrow and trials are free,
Meeting there with a heavenly greeting—
What a wonderful sight that will be! [Refrain]

3. When we stand by the beautiful river,
’Neath the shade of the life giving tree,
Gazing over the fair land of promise—
What a wonderful sight that will be! [Refrain]

4. When at last we behold our Redeemer,
And His glory transcendent we see,
While as King of all kingdoms He reigneth—
What a wonderful sight that will be! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4664

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we gather at last over Jordan
Title: Numberless as the Sands
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Numberless as the sand of the seashore



The Cyber Hymnal #4664
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