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Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea

Neighmond 20 Mar 03 - 10:25 PM
Charley Noble 21 Mar 03 - 08:30 AM
MMario 21 Mar 03 - 08:36 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Mar 03 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,jerry 25 Jan 06 - 09:09 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Jan 06 - 10:36 PM
Goose Gander 22 Feb 06 - 10:49 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 12 - 11:43 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: Neighmond
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 10:25 PM

The song is an old gospel song, and I have a very scuffed up 78 that has it but I would like thhe words as I can't make most of them out. This is what I believe the first verse amounts to:


I have a mansion, over yonder, I know
Where chilling winds never blow
The sweetest flowers will grow
There's where you'll find me when I'm finished below
For I'm bound over the silent sea

The chorus ends with:
…Halleluja! Over the Silent Sea!

Thanks all for help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 08:30 AM

Looks interesting. I'll see what I can find.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: MMario
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 08:36 AM

There's this - by G.G. Root


1.
I am for one, and there's one for me,
Somewhere, somewhere,
Whisper ye breezes of land and sea,
And tell him I love him, where e'er he be,
O, tell him, I'm waiting for him alone,
Somewhere, somewhere,
Waiting and longing my king to own,
From over the distant sea.
What tho' our pathways may farther go,
Somewhere, somewhere,
Still at the last we shall meet, I know
And nevermore parted be.
Yes, he is coming for me alone,
Somewhere, somewhere,
And I am longing my king to own,
From over the silent sea.

2.
I am for one, and there's one for me,
Somewhere, somewhere,
Maybe, his face I shall never see,
Till, "over the river" will wander free,
But there for his coming my heart shall wait,
Somewhere, somewhere,
E'n to the steps of the pearly gate
Far over the mystic sea.
He will be faithful, and so shall I,
Somewhere, somewhere,
Hope will grow brighter, as time flies by,
For he will come home to me.
Yes, he is coming for me alone,
Somewhere, somewhere,
And I am longing my king to own,
From over the mystic sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 03 - 12:10 PM

This page lists a song called "Over the Silent Sea" on an album by the Blue Ridge Quartet called "Sing The Old-Time Gospel."

This page advertises a tape by the Sullivan Family that also contains the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: GUEST,jerry
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 09:09 PM

http://memory.loc.gov/afcts/audio/413/4137a1.mp3

from the library of congress, the above is a recording of the Ward family singing "over the silent sea"


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Subject: Lyr Add: SILENT SEA (from Ward Family, 1940)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 10:36 PM

Here's my attempt at transcribing the sound file from The Library of Congress American Memory Collection / Voices from the Dust Bowl. There are some gaps and uncertainties.

THE SILENT SEA
As sung by the Ward Family, 1940.

1. I have a mansion, over yonder, I know,
Where chilly winds never go.
The sweetest flowers just grow.
There's where you'll find me when I've finished below,
For I move over the silent sea.

CHORUS: Safely I ride 'cross the waters so wide
For when Jesus died,
His precious blood ... supplied (?)
There for the sake
I shall forever abide, hallelujah,
Over the silent sea.

2. Soon I shall bid my friends and loved ones goodbye.
... I shall fly
With angels up to the sky.
There I will join a host of singers on high
And walk the streets of pure gold
With Him in heaven, I am told. CHORUS

REPEAT VERSE 2 AND CHORUS.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: Goose Gander
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 10:49 AM

Did the 78 mentioned by Neighmond list an artist? Was there any label information?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 11:43 AM

Hymnary.org gives the following description:

OVER THE SILENT SEA
Author: Loy E. Foust
Publication date: 1935
First line: I have a mansion over yonder I know
First line of chorus: Safely I'll ride across the waters so wide

It appears in: "Charming Melodies" published by Hartford Music Co., Hartford, Arkansas, 1935.

WorldCat.org might show you where you can find that book in a library near you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:04 PM

Loy E. Foust was author of the song "Over the Silent Sea". In 1935 it was published by the Hartford Music Company in their annual convention book, CHARMING MELODIES.

Verse 1: I have a mansion over yonder I know,
          where chilling winds never blow,
          but sweetest flowers ever grow;,
         That's where you'll find me when I've finished here below
         For I'll move over the Silent Sea.

Chorus: Safely I'll ride across the waters so wide,
         For when Jesus died,
         His precious blood bridged the tide;
         There with the saved I shall forever abide,
         (Hallelujah), over the silent sea.
            
Verse 2 There I shall meet the blessed prophets of old,
            walk the streets of pure gold,
            with them in Heaven, I'm told,
          Where there's no sickness, neither hunger nor cold,
          No dying over the silent sea.

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 3 Soon I shall bid my friends and loved ones goodbye,
          It is then I shall fly
          with angels up to the sky;
          There I shall join a host of singers on high,
          Over the silent sea

(Repeat Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:38 PM

Loy E. Foust was my father. He was born in Cleburne County Arkansas in 1907 and died there in 1995. His first Singing School teacher was Luther G. Presley who with Virgil O. Stamps was the author of "When the Saints Go Marching In." Dad wrote his first song and taught his own first singing school when he was 15.

It was only by means of people like Dad that rural southerners were able to learn anything about the rudiments of music. But, amazingly enough, within ten day or ten nights, Dad could have any group of young people seriously interested in learning to sight read doing so.
One of the main reasons for writing all of those new songs every year was to enable these music lovers to practice their sight reading skills. People who merely sang "by ear", were not very well respected by the students of music!

I have a plaque that was awarded to Dad by Bill Clinton while he was governor of Arkansas in honor of his contributions to the state in this and other ways during his lifetime. (For over fifty years he also served as the Justice of the Peace of his township and a member of the County's Quorum Court which had to approve the County's budget every year.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Silent Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:50 PM

Over the years Dad published hundreds of such songs as this, and late in his life he collected many of them into a book which he himself published.   I have a copy of that book in which this song is included. I would be pleased to send anyone a copy of the song if anyone would like to have it. I would even be pleased to sing it for you and upload it online if anyone desires.


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