The Other Shore

When we have reached the heav'nly plains

Author: William H. Clark
Tune: [When we have reached the heav'nly plains]
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1. When we have reached the heav’nly plains,
And joined the hosts above,
One song shall swell the rapturous strain,
The song of Jesus’ love;
When we have reached the pearly gate,
And passed its portals through,
The saints, with holy joy elate,
Shall tune their harps anew.

Rejoice, rejoice, for Christ Himself is near,
His wondrous love I feel,
His tender voice I hear,
And when at last we meet with Him above,
One song shall swell the rapturous strains,
The song of Jesus’ love.

2. While years eternal roll along,
Their ever ceaseless round,
Like ocean’s waves shall swell the song,
The glad, triumphant sound;
There life’s fair river, broad and deep,
Reflects its golden ray,
Where eyes have never learned to weep,
Where joys shall ne’er decay. [Refrain]

3. Then we shall see as we are seen,
And know as we are known,
And walk the fields of fadeless green,
While gazing on the throne;
And when are tuned the harps of gold
To every blissful sound,
And ages long have onward rolled,
Jesus shall king be crowned. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5376

Author: William H. Clark

Clark, William Henry. (Racine, Wisconsin, April 8, 1854--November 8, 1925, Rome, New York). Free Methodist. In his infancy, his parents returned to their former home in New York State, where his mother soon died, and his father married a close friend of hers, who forecast, after William's conversion in 1873, that one day he would be a bishop. He served the Susquehanna Conference of his denomination as a pastor and district superintendent from 1876 until 1919, when his stepmother's prediction came true. Meanwhile, he had been a member of the joint commission of the Free and Wesleyan Methodist Churches which compiled the Hymnal of 1910, and contributed some items to it. He died in office, requesting no eulogy at his funeral. --Arlene Clyde… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we have reached the heav'nly plains
Title: The Other Shore
Author: William H. Clark
Source: Ex­alt­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Pow­ell G. Fith­i­an (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Mac­Cal­la & Com­pa­ny, 1901)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, for Christ Himself is near
Copyright: Public Domain


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