Scripture Verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Introduction

Words: Mill­ard H. Smith, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 81.

Music: Charles A. Brock (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

We have loved ones safe in glory,
Happy and free,
Singing sweet redemption’s story,
Happy and free.
Long ago they left us here,
Journeyed to that land so fair,
And they’re waiting for us there,
Happy and free.

Refrain

Happy and free, so happy and free,
Precious ones dwell over the sea,
And they’re waiting for us, we know
Where the crystal waters flow,
Happy and free, so happy and free.

They are dwelling over yonder,
Happy and free,
’Mid the wondrous heav’nly splendor,
Happy and free.
On the bright, unchanging shore,
They shall sorrow nevermore,
With the Savior they adore,
Happy and free.

Refrain

Some bright day we’ll go and meet them,
Happy and free,
At the heav’nly portals greet them,
Happy and free.
When we at the river stand,
Oh! to clasp our Savior’s hand,
And be welcomed to that land,
Happy and free.

Refrain