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The Land for Me

Farewell, farewell, to all below

Author: E. A. Hays
Published in 36 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Farewell, farewell to all below,
The Saviour calls, and I must go;
I launch my boat upon the sea,
This land is not the land for me.

This world is not my home,
This world is not my home,
This world is all a wilderness,
This world is not my home.

2 I've found the winding paths of sin
A rugged path to travel in;
Beyond the swelling waves I see
The land my Saviour bought for me. [Chorus]

3 Oh! sinner, why will you not go?
There's room enough for you, I know;
Our boat is sound, the passage free,
And there's a better land for thee. [Chorus]

4 Farewell, dear friends, I may not stay,
The home I seek is far away;
Where Christ is not, I cannot be,
This land is not the land for me. [Chorus]

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #92a

Author: E. A. Hays

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Text Information

First Line: Farewell, farewell, to all below
Title: The Land for Me
Author: E. A. Hays
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This world is not my home
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Sacred Harp #271a

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