Scripture Verse

A better country, that is, a heavenly. Hebrews 11:16


Words: Ves­ter Smith, in Sweet Har­mo­nies, ed­it­ed by C. M. Barnes (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: C. M. Barnes, 1896), num­ber 32.

Music: C. M. Barnes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Barnes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Smith (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There’s a land far away
Where the long sum­mer day,
Ever clothed with a splen­dor so fair,
’Tis a man­sion of rest
For the good and the blest,
And we’ll meet all the loved ov­er there.


Over there, ov­er there,
We shall meet with the pure and the fair;
Over there, ov­er there,
We shall meet in that home ov­er there.

In that land of the blest
With its glo­ries con­fessed,
We shall rest with our Sav­ior above;
In that bright sun­ny clime
As the stars we shall shine,
Crowned with glo­ry like an­gels of love.


Oh! that land fair and bright,
’Tis a home of de­light,
’Tis a home where we’ll rest ev­er­more;
With a robe and a crown
In that home of re­nown
We shall sing with the loved gone be­fore.