45. When They Ring the Golden Bells

1 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.

2 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]

3 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]

Text Information
First Line: There's a land beyond the river
Title: When They Ring the Golden Bells
Author: D. M. (1887)
Meter: 8.8.11.8.8.11 R
Scripture: Isaiah 25:5
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_They_Ring_the_Golden_Bells); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (174)
Refrain First Line: Don’t you hear the bells now ringing?
Tune Information
Name: [There's a land beyond the river]
Composer: Daniel de Marbelle (1887)
Meter: 8.8.11.8.8.11 R
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_They_Ring_the_Golden_Bells); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (174)



Media
Sibelius score: When_They_Ring_the_Golden_Bells.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_They_Ring_the_Golden_Bells)
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