Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.@Hebrews 12:1
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Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855-1939)

Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1895.

Prince Edward Island Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Over the river, faces I see,
Fair as the morning, looking for me;
Free from their sorrow, grief and despair,
Waiting and watching patiently there.

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Looking this way, yes, looking this way,
Loved ones are waiting, looking this way;
Fair as the morning, bright as the day,
Dear ones in glory, looking this way.

Father and mother, safe in that vale,
Watch for the boatman, wait for the sail,
Bearing their loved ones over the tide,
Into the harbor, near to their side.

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Brother and sister, gone to that clime,
Wait for the others, coming sometime,
Safe with the angels, whiter than snow,
Watching for dear ones, waiting below.

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Sweet little darling, light of the home,
Looking for someone, beckoning, Come;
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking, mother, for you.

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