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Lyr Add: Across the River From Here

wysiwyg 08 May 14 - 06:48 PM
Joe Offer 10 May 14 - 12:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Across the River From Here
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 14 - 06:48 PM

ACROSS THE RIVER FROM HERE
Learned from the singing of the Lewis Family on "The Golden Gospel Best of The Lewis Family." Adapted, edited, arranged, verses 3,5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.


1. Someday, I'll go to that far-off shore
Across the river from here.
I'll live in sunshine forevermore,
Across the river from here.

REFRAIN
Across the river from here I'll go,
Across the river from here!
I'll stand beside Him someday, I know,
Across the river from here.


2. My home awaits in a mansion fair*
Across the river from here.
To reach that gate I must climb that stair
Across the river from here.

3. I taste the air that is pure and sweet
Across the river from here.
It soon will carry me, friends to meet
Across the river from here.

4. I'll leave my treasures on earth behind
Across the river from here.
I know new treasures up there I'll find
Across the river from here.

5. And when I go on that lovely ride
Across the river from here.
I'll look below as your steps, He guides,
Across the river from here.


*original lyric for this line:
My home will be in that mansion fair

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Across the River From Here
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 14 - 12:46 AM

refresh, compensating for our downtime


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Across the River From Here
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 May 14 - 07:40 PM

Perhaps the antecedent hymn:


Lyr. Add: WHERE THE SAINTS ARE PASSING OVER
Tune: Wm. Howard Doane, 1869
Arr. Mrs. Bertie Andrews, 1907
Lyrics: Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder, 1869
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)

Only just across the river,
Over on the other side,
Where the angels are in waiting,
And the pure in heart abide;
Where there is no pain or sorrow
To intrude on heav'nly rest,
Only just across the river,
Stand the mansions of the blest.

Refrain:
Only just across the river,
Where the saints are passing over,
Only just across the river,
Over on the other side.

Only just across the river,
Are the friends we loved below,
Clad in pure and spotless garments,
That are whiter than the snow;
They have brav'd cold Jordan's billows,
And have pass'd thro' death's alarms,
And are safe, forever safe,,
Within the Savior's loving arms.

Only just across the river,
Where the hills of glory shine,
There the pearly gates stand open
Wide, that leads to joy divine;
There the tree of life is blooming,
And the living waters glide,
Only just across the river,
Over on the other side.

Only just across the river,
Are the robes of spotless white;
Only just across the river
Are the crowns of glory bright;
And the saints and angels joining
In the songs of one accord,
Only just across the river
Sing the praises of the Lord.

Song arranged from James R. Graves' 1890 Little Seraph, by Miss Andrews.

http://resources.texasfasola.org/index/poetry/483.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Across the River From Here
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 14 - 07:54 PM

Not related at all... there are a lot of songs on this theme. One I tried to post here earlier was "Heaven's Bright Shore" which is not "On Heaven's Bright Shore."

~Susan


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Subject: HEAVEN'S BRIGHT SHORE (Bluegrass/Krauss)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 May 14 - 08:34 AM

HEAVEN'S BRIGHT SHORE
Attributed to A. Kennedy and Alison Krauss*
Learned from the singing of The Thomas Family Band on "The Condition of Your Heart*"
(Also recorded by Alison Krauss and Union Station)
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.



1. Out on the hills of Glory Land
So happy and free at God's right hand
They tell of a place of marvelous Grace
On Heaven's bright shore.

REFRAIN
On Heaven's bright shore
        (on Heaven's bright shore)
There'll be no more dying
        (over there)
Not one more grave*@*
        (not one little grave)
In all that fair land
        (that wonderful land)
Not even a tear will dim the eye,
And no one up there will say goodbye,
Just singing His praise through endless days
On Heaven's bright shore
        (on Heaven's bright shore).


**2. The pilgrims on earth someday will go
To live in that home for evermore--
Trusting in Him who died for sin
And rose from the grave.

2. When I must cross*** that rolling tide,
There'll be someone on the other side
Welcoming me to that fair land
Made perfect by Love.

4. And when I walk up*** that milky white way
I'll see that homecoming band in array.
How great it must be for the angels to see
A pilgrim reach home!

5. For as we are told, one soul that is lost
Is precious, its worth of marvelous cost.
Gathered to home we surely will be
On Heaven's bright shore.

=====

ARRANGEMENT
(Verse)
Pilgrims on [C]earth some day will go
To live in that home for evermore
Trusting in Him who [Am]died for [G]sin
And rose from the [C]grave[F][C]

(Refrain)
On Heaven's bright shore (on Heavens's bright shore)
There's gonna be no more dyin (over there)
Not one little grave (not one little grave)
In all that fair [G]land (that [D]wonderful [G]land)
Not even a [C]tear will dim the eye
And no one up there will say goodbye
Just singing His praise through [Am]endless [G]days
On Heaven's bright [C]shore (on [F]Heaven's bright [C]shore)

* The CD from which I learned this carried no author attribution which may mean that in bluegrass circles it is now considered "traditional." On various websites authors are listed as Kennedy and Krauss. The lyric was specified as Krauss' so presumably Kennedy created the tune.

*@* Also sung "not one little grave"

** In the version I heard, verses are combined (i.e. 1&2=v.1). For congregational singing, I split them up and added one.

*** In some versions, both verses are sung "walk up"

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Across the River From Here
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 14 - 01:08 PM

"Heaven's Bright Shore" was recorded by The Inspirations in 1976, on Canaan Records (long out of print).

It may be heard (if you are a facebook member) at a site you can google. I am not a member.


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