There will be no night there.@Revelation 21:25
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Eben E. Rexford, in Singing for Joy, edited by Anthony J. Showalter & John D. Patton (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter, 1902).

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

In dreams I see the heav’nly land,
With verdant vales on either hand;
Bathed in the sunshine of a day,
As fair, as sweet as those of May.
A day that ends not, and I hear
Glad voices ringing far and near
With sweeter songs than earth can know,
The heav’nly songs that haunt us so.

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O land of God, so fair, so bright!
O land in which there is no night!
I dream of thee, and dreaming, pray
That I may wake in thee some day;
I dream of thee, and dreaming, pray
That I may wake in thee some happy day.

Thro’ gates ajar my eager feet
Go in to tread the golden street;
And prophets, priests, and kings I see
A grand and goodly company,
And in the midst, a great white throne
I see, and Him who sits therein;
And oh, the awe that comes to me,
When God’s face in my dreams I see.

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Then comes a low still voice to me;
Wouldst thou be of this company
Thou seest in thy dreams, and sing
The songs of Heav’n before the King?
Then live, and dare, and do for God,
And by and by, earth’s journey trod,
Thou shalt go in beyond the gate
And claim an heir of God’s estate.

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