By faith I see uplaid

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1 By faith, I see uplaid
A land with beauty crowned,
Where trees, and flowers that never fade,
And richest fruits abound.

2 A land of endless day,
Of bright, unclouded sky,
Ungirt by wave and billowy sea,
Or sand of golden dye.

3 The home of angels bright,
And saints from earth set free,
Who walk with Christ in spotless white,
’Midst shouts of victory.

4 Thither my wayworn feet
Their constant steps shall tend;
Till to its shining, golden street,
They finally ascend.

5 To this delightful end,
O Lord, Thy grace bestow,
O teach me humbly to depend
On Thee, my journey through.



Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8754

Author: James G. Sampson

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First Line: By faith I see uplaid
Author: James G. Sampson

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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