Come to the Shining Land

Fair is the morning land, bright is the shore

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Fair is the morning land]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fair is the morning land, bright is the shore,
Where all the saints of God dwell evermore.

Come to the shining land,
Come, come away;
Join with the angel band,
Beautiful as they;
Come, all ye faithful ones,
hear the word today;
Come to the shining land,
come, come away.

2 There in the morning land, sweetly they sing;
Jesus its glory is, Jesus is King. [Chorus]

3 There in the morning land, all, all is fair;
This is the joy they feel, Jesus is there. [Chorus]

Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #224

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fair is the morning land, bright is the shore
Title: Come to the Shining Land
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Come to the shining land
Copyright: Public Domain



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