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The Land of Sunshine

Far away beyond the shadows Of the world with all its care

Author: Charles Edmunds
Tune: [Far away beyond the shadows]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Far away beyond the shadows
Of the world, with all its care,
There’s a land where glorious sunlight never dies;
Where the Father has prepared for us
A mansion bright and fair,
Where He summons all His loved ones to the skies.

Fair land of sunshine, bright are thy skies;
To thee with longing I lift mine eyes;
Dear ones are calling, calling to me,
Waiting my coming over the sea.

2 There the Savior sits in glory
On His throne of royal might,
While the angel hosts, adoring, round Him fall;
The triumphant chorus swelling,
from the seraphs pure and bright,
As they hail the gentle Savior "Lord of all." [Refrain]

3 There are many loved ones yonder
Who will bid us welcome home
When our journeying and trials here are o’er;
And our spirits shall be wafted
Safe across the swelling tide
To the golden strand of Heaven’s sunlit shore. [Refrain]

4 We shall gladly hear the message
When He bids us, "Rise and come,"
And we lay our every earthly burden down;
On an angel’s snowy pinions
We shall speed to yon bright home
And will wear the spotless robe and heav’nly crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9973

Author: Charles Edmunds

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far away beyond the shadows Of the world with all its care
Title: The Land of Sunshine
Author: Charles Edmunds
Refrain First Line: Fair land of sunshine, bright are thy skies
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9973
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)


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