A better country, that is, a heavenly.@Hebrews 11:16

Ves­ter Smith, in Sweet Har­mo­nies, ed­it­ed by C. M. Barnes (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: C. M. Barnes, 1896), num­ber 32.

C. M. Barnes (🔊 pdf nwc).

There’s a land far away
Where the long summer day,
Ever clothed with a splendor so fair,
’Tis a mansion of rest
For the good and the blest,
And we’ll meet all the loved over there.

Refrain

Over there, over there,
We shall meet with the pure and the fair;
Over there, over there,
We shall meet in that home over there.

In that land of the blest
With its glories confessed,
We shall rest with our Savior above;
In that bright sunny clime
As the stars we shall shine,
Crowned with glory like angels of love.

Refrain

Oh! that land fair and bright,
’Tis a home of delight,
’Tis a home where we’ll rest evermore;
With a robe and a crown
In that home of renown
We shall sing with the loved gone before.

Refrain