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550. There Is a Land of Pure Delight

1 There is a land of pure delight,
where saints immortal reign;
infinite day excludes the night,
and pleasures banish pain.

2 There everlasting spring abides,
and never-with'ring flow'rs;
death, like a narrow sea, divides
this heav'nly land from ours.

3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood
stand dressed in living green;
so to the Jews old Canaan stood,
while Jordan rolled between.

4 But tim'rous mortals start and shrink
to cross this narrow sea;
and linger, shiv'ring, on the brink,
and fear to launch away.

5 O could we make our doubts remove,
those gloomy doubts that rise,
and see the Canaan that we love
with unbeclouded eyes;

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,
and view the landscape o'er,
not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood,
should fright us from the shore.

Text Information
First Line: There is a land of pure delight
Title: There Is a Land of Pure Delight
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: The Way of Salvation: The Resurrection and Everlasting Life; Cast Out Fear; Heaven: Anticipated (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MEDITATION
Composer: John H. Gower (1890)
Meter: C.M.
Key: E Major



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