Scripture Verse

I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. Revelation 21:1

Introduction

Words: Al­son M. Doak, in Light in the Val­ley, by George C. Hugg (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), pag­es 14–16.

Music: Tho­mas S. Ev­ans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

There shall be no more sea
In that land, I am told,
Where the walls are of jasper
And streets are of gold;
Yet, as o’er the wild waves
Of life’s conflict I’m tossed,
I still wonder, sometimes,
If my soul shall be lost.
But although there are mysteries
Dark and unknown,
I am sure, in their midst
I shall not be alone,
For that One who on earth
Lived a life without stain,
Shall be close to my side
To make everything plain.

Refrain

I shall stand in the storm
But a little while,
For the Master has said to me
That I soon shall be tasting
The pleasures sweet
Of that land where there is no sea.

He shall tell me the reason
He carried away
That sweet angel whose smile
Added light to the day—
The pure child that went out
From the reach of earth’s wrong,
Lured away by the music
Of heavenly song.
And that mother, who went
From her labor away,
When her hair, by the weight
Of earth’s crosses grew gray,
I shall find in that land
Sweet with flowers from life’s tree,
Tho’ now hidden from view
By death’s cold, cruel sea.

Refrain

Oh, I wonder, sometimes,
Why God takes from my heart
Those dear friends from whose love
’Tis heart-crushing to part;
But He speaks through the storm:
Trust and soon you shall see
That I’ve called them to do
Nobler service for Me.

Yes, life here has its conflicts
And mysteries deep,
And the sorrows of life
Make the heart often weep;
But when all have rolled by,
In that land I shall be,
Where in raptures of joy
I shall know no more sea.

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