When They Ring the Golden Bells

There's a land beyond the river, That we call the sweet forever

Author: Dion De Marbelle (1887)
Tune: [There's a land beyond the river]
Published in 130 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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]

Timeless Truths

Author: Dion De Marbelle

[Daniel de Marbelle] Born: Ju­ly 4, 1818, Se­ville, Spain (or per­haps France). Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1903, El­gin, Il­li­nois. Buried: Bluff Ci­ty Cem­e­te­ry, El­gin, Il­li­nois. De Mar­belle worked on a whal­ing ship in the ear­ly 1800’s, then joined the Amer­i­can na­vy and served as a drum­mer in a New York com­pa­ny dur­ing the Mex­i­can War (1847). He was al­so a mil­i­ta­ry mu­si­cian in the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, serv­ing in the 6th Mi­chi­gan In­fan­try. Af­ter that, he toured Amer­i­ca as a mu­si­cian and ac­tor with an op­e­ra com­pa­ny, lat­er or­gan­iz­ing his own the­a­tri­cal troupe. It has been said that at the in­vi­ta­tion of Bail­ey (of Bar­num and B… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land beyond the river, That we call the sweet forever
Title: When They Ring the Golden Bells
Author: Dion De Marbelle (1887)
Meter: 8.8.11.8.8.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Don't you hear the bells now ringing

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7384
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #45
  • When_They_Ring_the_Golden_Bells.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #57
The Cyber Hymnal #7384TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #45TextScore
Include 127 pre-1979 instances



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