Scripture Verse

In My Father’s house are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2


Words: Tho­mas M. East­wood, 1909. The ti­tle brings to mind Ten­ny­son’s Cross­ing the Bar.

Music: Fred H. Byshe (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Byshe (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Thomas M. Eastwood


Beyond the bar on yonder shore,
Across life’s troubled sea,
There is a city bright and fair,
Prepared for me, prepared for me.


I’ll need no light of sun or star,
When I my Savior’s face shall see;
That will be light enough for me,
Throughout a blest eternity,
Beyond the bar, beyond the bar.

Beyond the bar the King abides,
Among His jewels rare;
And some day I shall dwell with Him—
My home is there; my home is there.


Beyond the bar there is no death,
And sorrow reigns no more;
There are no bruised and bleeding hearts
On that blest shore, on that blest shore.


Beyond the bar we’ll meet again,
The friends we’ve missed so long;
And with them sing forevermore,
Unending song, unending song.