583. The goodly land I see

1 The goodly land I see,
With peace and plenty blest:
A land of sacred liberty,
And endless rest.
There milk and honey flow,
And oil and wine abound,
And trees of life for ever grow,
With mercy crowned.

2 There dwells the Lord our King,
The Lord our Righteousness,
Triumphant o'er the world and sin,
The Prince of Peace;
On Zions' sacred height,
His kingdom still maintains;
And glorious, with His saints in light,
For ever reigns.

3 He keeps His own secure;
He guards them by His side;
Arrays in garments white and pure
His spotless Bride;
With streams of sacred bliss,
With groves of living joys,
With all the fruits of paradise,
He still supplies.

4 Before the great Three-One
They all exulting stand,
And tell the wonders He hath done
Through all their land:
The listening spheres attend,
And swell the growing fame;
And sing, in songs which never end,
The wondrous Name.

Text Information
First Line: The goodly land I see
Author: Thomas Olivers (1772)
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: 6, 8, 4.
Topic: Death and Eternity: Heaven; Easter Season, Fourth Sunday; Twenty Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune: #584
Tune Information
Name: SWABIA
Meter: 6, 8, 4.
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index: Lutheran, 1646



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