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5376. The Other Shore

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]

Text Information
First Line: When we have reached the heav'nly plains
Title: The Other Shore
Author: Will­iam H. Clark
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, for Christ Himself is near
Language: English
Source: Ex­alt­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Pow­ell G. Fith­i­an (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Mac­Cal­la & Com­pa­ny, 1901)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [When we have reached the heav'nly plains]
Composer: Powell G. Fithian
Incipit: 33221 13345 32164
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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