Down beside that wondrous river

Where the jasper walls are beaming, Where the pearly gates

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [Where the jasper walls are beaming]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where the jasper walls are beaming,
Where the pearly portals are glowing,
Where the golden street is gleaming,
Where the crystal waters are flowing.

Down beside that wondrous river,
Where the tress of healing grow,
We shall meet and live forever,
To that city will you go?

2 Open are the shining portals;
Shut by day or night are they never;
With the glorified immortals,
Will you dwell with them forevermore? [Refrain]

3 In that many-mansioned dwelling,
Jesus one for you is preparing;
Where hosannas glad are swelling,
Will you come, there joy sweetly sharing? [Refrain]

4 Joyfully into the keeping
Of our loving Lord are we going;
No more sorrow, pain, nor weeping—
No more waves of woe o’er us flowing. [Refrain]

5 There shall be no days declining,
Tho’ no sun nor moon light the heaven;
From amidst the throne is shining
Glory, from the Lord freely given. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #155

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where the jasper walls are beaming, Where the pearly gates
Title: Down beside that wondrous river
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Complete Christian Hymnal #d265

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Crown of Beauty #162

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Crowning Day, No. 6 #155

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d485

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New Life #16

Popular Hymns #d278

Popular Hymns Revised #d295

Popular Hymns #d294

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Prayer and Praise #213

The Amaranth #d165

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The Christian Church Hymnal #259

The Christian Union Revival Songster #d93

The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d344

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The Standard Church Hymnal #365

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Worship and Service #135

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