Scripture Verse

Like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Revelation 21:11

Introduction

portrait
Charles E. Leslie
1845–1893

Words: Ne­va E. Park­hill, in Sil­very Ech­oes of Praise and Pray­er, ed­it­ed by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be (York, Penn­syl­van­ia: Crid­er & Bro­ther, 1880), pag­es 50–51.

Music: Charles E. Les­lie (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Park­hill (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Softly a sweet voice is calling to me;
Loving and tender, beseeching its tone,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain

Calling, calling, yes, calling for me,
Over the tide of that jasper sea;
Calling, calling, yes, calling for me,
Over the tide of that jasper sea.

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Softly the accents are pleading with me;
Pleading so gently in musical tone,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain

Over the tide of that jasper sea,
Cometh a vision of beauty to me;
Angels are beckoning a-down from the dome,
Dearly beloved, O why longer roam?

Refrain