Like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.@Revelation 21:11
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Charles E. Leslie (1845-1893)

Neva E. Parkhill, in Silvery Echoes of Praise and Prayer, edited by John H. Kurzenknabe (York, Pennsylvania: Crider & Brother, 1880), pages 50-51.

Charles E. Leslie (🔊 pdf nwc).

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Softly a sweet voice is calling to me;
Loving and tender, beseeching its tone,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain

Calling, calling, yes, calling for me,
Over the tide of that jasper sea;
Calling, calling, yes, calling for me,
Over the tide of that jasper sea.

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Softly the accents are pleading with me;
Pleading so gently in musical tone,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Cometh a vision of beauty to me;
Angels are beckoning a-down from the dome,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain