Over Yonder

Come let us sing of homeland

Author: Henry de Fluiter (1918)
Tune: [Come let us sing of homeland]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Come let us sing of homeland,
Down by the crystal sea;
Wonderful land where Jesus
Buildeth a mansion for me.

Over yonder,
Down by the crystal sea,
Over yonder,
There’s where I long to be;
No more sorrow, toil, grief, nor care,
In that homeland bright and fair,
Over, over there.

2 There is a wondrous city,
Streets of transparent gold;
Not half its glorious beauty
Has e’er to mortals been told. [Refrain]

3 Water of life there floweth,
Fruit in abundant store;
Citizens of that country
Hunger and thirst nevermore. [Refrain]

4 Come go with me to homeland,
Jesus invites you there;
Help spread the invitation,
Tell it to men everywhere. [Refrain]

Author: Henry de Fluiter

Born: Au­gust 29, 1872, Hil­ver­sum, Noord-Holl­and, Ne­ther­lands (birth name: Hen­dri­cus de Fluit­er). Died: March 3, 1970, Azu­sa, Cal­i­forn­ia. Henry (Hendricus) de Fluiter was one of the most prolific writers of gospel music in the Seventh-day Adventist church in the early years of the 20th century, writing over 200 songs. In a limited way he was continuing the work of Franklin E. Belden, who had written numerous hymns and gospel songs in the beginning years of the church. While 22 of Belden's hymn tunes were included in the 1941 Church Hymnal and sixteen in the 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, only two of de Fluiter's were included in each of those publications. Although Henry was born in Holland, his parents e… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come let us sing of homeland
Title: Over Yonder
Author: Henry de Fluiter (1918)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over yonder, down by the crystal sea



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