Before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal.@Revelation 4:6
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

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

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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.

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

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

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