Scripture Verse

There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Introduction

Words: H. M. Smith, in Songs for Je­sus No. 5, by Frank Gra­ham (Greens­bo­ro, Georg­ia: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1914), num­ber 22.

Music: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Smith’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Gra­ham, would you ?

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Frank M. Graham
1859–1931

Lyrics

Many friends have passed over the river,
And are safe in the heavenly fold;
They have passed from this life with its shadows
To the land where they never grow old.

Refrain

Where they never grow old,
No, never grow old,
To the land where they never grow old;
They are safe in those mansions eternal,
In the land where they never grow old.

We have seen them depart from our presence,
While their forms were before us so cold;
But we hope in the future to find them
In the land where they never grow old.

Refrain

Now the father and mother are waiting
In the beautiful city of gold
For the gathering there of the children
To the land where they never grow old.

Refrain

And the sweet little rosebud that left us
For a home in the beautiful fold,
It is calling the father and mother
To the land where they never grow old.

Refrain