Scripture Verse

Her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Revelation 21:11

Introduction

Words: E. F. Daw­son, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 71.

Music: Beau­vais E. F. Daw­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Daw­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

When we cross the jasper sea,
When we reach the other shore,
Full of bliss our songs shall be,
Praise to God forevermore.

Refrain

When we reach the happy shore,
Far across the jasper sea,
We will sing forevermore,
Thro’ a long eternity.

With the angels round the throne,
Clothed in splendor we shall stand,
Death and tears are never known,
In that bright and happy land.

Refrain

Parting days will never come,
Bright our lot will ever be,
When we reach our heav’nly home,
Far across the jasper sea.

Refrain