Scripture Verse

Before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal. Revelation 4:6


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Win­nowed Songs, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1890), num­ber 94.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


Beautiful sea, O beautiful sea,
Beyond the dark valley of time;
Over thy gentle, murmuring tide
The bells of eternity chime.


Beautiful, beautiful, ocean of light,
Reflected from Eden above,
Where they that are washed
In the blood of the Lamb
Abide in the smile of His love.

Beautiful sea, O beautiful sea,
Thy glory shall never decline;
Over thy waves that silently flow
The beams of eternity shine.


Beautiful sea, O beautiful sea,
By faith we can sometimes behold;
Visions of thee, so lovely and bright,
They fill us with rapture untold.


Beautiful sea, O beautiful sea,
We long on thy bosom to rest;
Floating away, still floating away,
Away to the isles of the blest.