At Thy right hand are pleasures forevermore.@Psalm 16:11
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Pure Gold for the Sunday School, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1871), number 108.

Hubert P. Main, circa 1899 ( pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main (1839-1925)

Breaking through the clouds that gather,
O’er the Christian’s natal skies,
Distant beams, like floods of glory,
Fill the soul with glad surprise;
And we almost hear the echo
Of the pure and holy throng,
In the bright, the bright forever,
In the summer land of song.

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On the banks beyond the river
We shall meet, no more to sever;
In the bright, the bright forever,
In the summer land of song.

Yet a little while we linger,
Ere we reach our journey’s end;
Yet a little while of labor,
Ere the evening shades descend;
Then we’ll lay us down to slumber,
But the night will soon be o’er;
In the bright, the bright forever,
We shall wake, to weep no more.

Refrain

O the bliss of life eternal!
O the long unbroken rest!
In the golden fields of pleasure,
In the region of the blest;
But, to see our dear Redeemer,
And before His throne to fall,
There to bear His gracious welcome,
Will be sweeter far than all.

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