Scripture Verse

You shall be gathered one by one. Isaiah 27:12

Introduction

Words: Frank W. God­frey, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude, by James H. Fill­more, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), page 34.

Music: Sar­a­wak James H. Ro­se­crans, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know God­frey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
James H. Rosecrans
1843–1926

Lyrics

Somewhere there’s a world of beauty,
Fairer than this world of ours;
Where the pathways sparkle brightly,
Strewn with fair, unearthly flowers.

Refrain

Somewhere, somewhere,
Fairer than this world of ours;
Somewhere, somewhere,
Strewn with fair, unearthly flowers.

There are dear ones over yonder,
In that world of beauty fair;
We are going now to meet them,
In that haven over there.

Refrain

Now the beacon lights are beaming,
As we journey on the way,
And we see the city yonder—
Sparkling in the golden ray.

Refrain