Scripture Verse

Let the saints be joyful in glory. Psalm 149:5


Horace L. Hastings

Words: Hor­ace L. Hast­ings, in Ves­try Chimes, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: James P. Ma­gee, 1864), num­ber 26.

Music: Park Place, anon­y­mous, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Beyond life’s raging fever,
Beyond life’s troubled dream;
Beyond death’s surging river,
Beyond that sullen stream,


The saint shall dwell in glory,
In beauty fading not;
Oh! Pilgrim, are you praying,
That this may be your lot?

Beyond this land of sighing,
Where countless tears are shed,
Beyond the sick and dying,
Beyond the mouldering dead,


Beyond this scene of trial,
Where heart and flesh do fail;
Beyond the darkening shadows,
Beyond the gloomy vale,


Beyond the thought of grieving,
A kind and gracious God;
Beyond the fear of sinning,
Beyond the chastening rod,


Beyond Earth’s weary burden,
The cross, the scourge, the rod;
The saint shall dwell in glory,
The saint shall dwell with God.