Scripture Verse

The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.@Isaiah 25:8

Introduction

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Asa B. Everett
(1828–1875)

Words: Ma­ry B. Slade, in Good News, or Songs and Tunes for Sun­day Schools, Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tions, and Spe­cial Meet­ings, by Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1876).

Music: Asa B. Ev­er­ett (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Slade
(1826–1882)

Lyrics

Beyond this land of parting, losing and leaving,
Far beyond the losses, darkening this,
And far beyond the taking and the bereaving
Lies the summer land of bliss.

Refrain

Land beyond, so fair and bright!
Land beyond, where is no night!
Summer land, God is its light.
O happy summer land of bliss.

Beyond this land of toiling, sowing and reaping,
Far beyond the shadows, darkening this,
And far beyond the sighing, moaning and weeping,
Lies the summer land of bliss.

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Beyond this land of sinning, fainting and failing,
Far beyond the doubtings, darkening this,
And far beyond the griefs and dangers befalling,
Lies the summer land of bliss.

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Beyond this land of waiting, seeking and sighing,
Far beyond the sorrows, darkening this,
And far beyond the pain and sickness and dying
Lies the summer land of bliss.

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