There shall be no more sea in that land

There shall be no more sea in that land

Author: Alson Doak
Tune: [There shall be no more sea in that land, I am told]
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1. There shall be no more sea in that land, I am told,
Where the walls are of jasper and streets are of gold;
Yet, as o’er the wild waves of life’s conflict I’m tossed,
I still wonder, sometimes, if my soul shall be lost.
But although there are mysteries dark and unknown,
I am sure, in their midst I shall not be alone,
For that One who on earth lived a life without stain,
Shall be close to my side to make everything plain.

I shall stand in the storm but a little while,
For the Master has said to me
That I soon shall be tasting the pleasures sweet
Of that land where there is no sea.

2. He shall tell me the reason He carried away
That sweet angel whose smile added light to the day—
The pure child that went out from the reach of earth’s wrong,
Lured away by the music of heavenly song.
And that mother, who went from her labor away,
When her hair, by the weight of earth’s crosses grew gray,
I shall find in that land sweet with flowers from life’s tree,
Tho’ now hidden from view by death’s cold, cruel sea. [Refrain]

3. Oh, I wonder, sometimes, why God takes from my heart
Those dear friends from whose love ’tis heart-crushing to part;
But He speaks through the storm: Trust and soon you shall see
That I’ve called them to do nobler service for Me.
Yes, life here has its conflicts and mysteries deep,
And the sorrows of life make the heart often weep;
But when all have rolled by, in that land I shall be,
Where in raptures of joy I shall know no more sea. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6616

Author: Alson Doak

Born: April 18, 1867, Cher­ry Hill Farm, Bea­ver Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: Ap­ril 20, 1954. Doak was liv­ing in Frank­fort Springs, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1880. In 1889, he was in the sen­ior class of Penn­syl­van­ia Nor­mal School in Ed­in­boro, Penn­syl­van­ia. He served as pas­tor of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal church in Ar­magh, Penn­syl­van­ia (1894-95) and in Zel­ien­o­ple, Penn­syl­van­ia (1924-26). He was liv­ing in Bea­ver Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia, as of 1930. His works in­clude: How to Be Rich, 1910  Go to person page >

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First Line: There shall be no more sea in that land
Author: Alson Doak
Refrain First Line: I shall stand in the storm


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