Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair

Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Beautiful homeland, fadeless and fair]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

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

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 http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

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