In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Eternal Lord, from land to land. [Missions.] Appeared in The Missionary Minstrel, London, Nisbet, 1826, edited by "O. P." It is No. 78 in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and is signed by the Editor. It came early into congregational use, and is still found in several collections, especially in America, the text varying from 4 stanzas in some hymnals to 6 stanzas in others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Eternal Lord! From Land To LandFirst Line: Eternal Lord! from land to landTune Title: DEPAUWAuthor: AnonymousMeter: LMSource: A Selection of Hymns by Archibad Alexander (New York: Jonathan Leavitt/Crocker & Brewster, 1831)