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A beautiful land by faith I see

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1 A beautiful land by faith I see,
A land of rest from sorrow free:
The home of the ransomed, bright and fair,
And beautiful angels, too, are there.

Refrain:
Will you go? will you go?
Go to that beautiful land with me?
Will you go? will you go?
Go to that beautiful land.

2 That land is called the City of Light;
It never has known the shades of night;
The glory of God, the light of day,
Hath driven the darkness far away. [Refrain]

3 In vision I see its streets of gold,
Its gate of pearl I, too, behold,
The river of life, the crystal sea,
The ambrosial fruit of life’s fair tree. [Refrain]

4 The ransom’d throng, arrayed in white,
In rapture range the plains of light,
In one harmonious choir they praise
Their glorious Saviour’s matchless grace. [Refrain]

Source: Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #100

Author: Jonathan Hall

19th Century We know little of Hall, except that he was a minister. Most hymnals list him as "J. E. Hall," but his first name, John, is shown in "The Finest of Wheat," by George C. Elderkin (Chicago, Illinois: R. R. McCabe & Company, 30th edition, 1890), number 91. Lyrics-- Are You Ready for the Coming of the Son of Man Today? Beautiful Land Fear Not He Knows My Way Hear My Prayer My Father Hear the News Glad News of Jesus Jesus Son of David More Than Tongue Can Tell Wash Me Clean Music: EASTER OFFERINGS --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A beautiful land by faith I see
Author: Jonathan Hall
Refrain First Line: Will you go, will you go, will you go to that beautiful land

Notes

A beautiful land by faith I see. [Heaven]. Given Anon. in the American Shining Star, N. Y. 1862, No. 74 in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and chorus, and entitled, “The beautiful land.” It is in extensive use in America, and is found also in a few English Sunday School collections. In S. Booth’s Sunday School Hymn Book, Brooklyn, U.S., 1863, it is credited to “J. Hall.” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #70

A Messenger for Jesus #d1

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A Selection of Hymns #8

American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #d1

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #195[330]

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #124

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Bright Beautiful Bells #73

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d1

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Christian Songs #135

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #122

Faith Hymns #d1

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #67

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Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #126

Fruits and Flowers #d2

Gems of Gladness #d1

Gems of Gladness for Sabbath School and Praise Meetings #d1

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Gems of Gospel Songs #74

Gems of Music #d1

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Gospel Carols #183

Gospel Gems #d1

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Hallowed Songs #356

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Hallowed Songs #136

Heavenly Echoes #d1

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Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #75

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #204

Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 #d1

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Jasper and Gold #22

Joyful Lays, No.2 #d1

Kind Words #d1

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Kind Words #62

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d1

Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d1

Melodies of Heaven #d1

Ministry of Song #d1

Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d1

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #12

Ogle's Praise Hymns and Revivalist #d1

Oriola #d1

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d1

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Perfect Praise #145

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Pilgrim's Songs #102

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Precious Hymns #329

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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #100

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Quartette #126

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d1

Revival Hymns #d1

Revival Melodies #d1

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Revival Songs #82

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d1

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #319

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Salvation Echoes #74a

Second Advent Hymn Book #d1

Select Hymns for the use of the Mission School of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church #d1

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d1

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d1

Selected Songs #d1

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d1

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Social Hymn Book #453

Soldier's Friend #d1

Song-Land Messenger No.2 #d1

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Songs for Little Folks #108

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d1

Songs for the Ransomed; for Sunday Schools and Gospel Work #d1

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #622

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Songs of Glory #50

Songs of Praise #d1

Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d1

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #91

Songs Tried and Proved #d1

Spiritual Melodies #d1

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d1

Sunday School Hymn Book #d1

Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book #d1

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Temple Trio #330

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The Alleluia #136

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The Baptist Praise Book #632

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d1

The Chapel Hymn Book #d1

The Church Hymn Book #d1

The Clariona #d1

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d1

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #340

The Devotional Hymn Book #d1

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The Diadem #61

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #111

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The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #15

The Evergreen #d1

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The Extra Hymn Book #1

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The Finest of the Wheat #91

The Hymnist #d1

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The King of Glory #212

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The Little Minstrel #30

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The Melodeon #78

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The New Golden Censer #66a

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #124a

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