Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair

Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair]
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1 Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair,
Bright is the glory thy people wear.
Thy joy effaces
All sorrow’s traces
From the glad faces
Over there.

Open the gates for me,
Saviour, when life’s day is ended.

2 Beautiful homeland, country of love,
Sweet land of harps and singing above;
Thy beauty thrills me,
Thy music fills me,
Thy comfort stills me,
And thy love. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful homeland, country of light,
Comes never sorrow therein, nor night.
Enter the pure there,
They are secure there,
Day shall endure there,
Day so bright. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #21

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

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First Line: Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Open the gates for me, Savior


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The Gospel Chorus #21

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