Scripture Verse

The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. Isaiah 25:8

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Dan­i­el A. De Mar­belle, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of De Mar­belle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

For years I was so bu­sy I didn’t have time for God, and so rich I didn’t need Him. God had to slow me down and take my suc­cess away so that He could talk to me about the home be­yond the ri­ver.

Daniel de Mar­belle

Lyrics

There’s a land beyond the river,
That we call the sweet forever,
And we only reach that shore by faith’s decree;
One by one we’ll gain the portals,
There to dwell with the immortals,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

Refrain

Don’t you hear the bells now ringing?
Don’t you hear the angels singing?
’Tis the glory hallelujah Jubilee.
In that far off sweet forever,
Just beyond the shining river,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

We shall know no sin or sorrow,
In that haven of tomorrow,
When our barque shall sail beyond the silver sea;
We shall only know the blessing
Of our Father’s sweet caressing,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

Refrain

When our days shall know their number,
And in death we sweetly slumber,
When the King commands the spirit to be free;
Nevermore with anguish laden,
We shall reach that lovely Eden,
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.

Refrain