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God's beautiful somewhere

I have heard of a land on a far away strand

Author: Mrs. F. A. F. Wood White
Tune: [I have heard of a land] (Jones)
Published in 59 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have heard of a land on a far-away strand,
In the Bible the story is told,
Where cares never come—never darkness or gloom,
And nothing shall ever grow old.

In that beautiful land on the far-away strand
No storms with their blasts ever frown;
The streets, I am told, are paved with pure gold;
And the sun it shall never go down.

2 There are evergreen trees that bend low in the breeze,
And their fruitage is brighter than gold;
There are harps for our hands in that fairest of lands,
And nothing shall ever grow old. [Refrain]

3 There’s a home in that land at the Father’s right hand;
There are mansions whose joys are untold;
And perennial spring, where the birds ever sing,
And nothing shall ever grow old. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #42

Author: Mrs. F. A. F. Wood White

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Text Information

First Line: I have heard of a land on a far away strand
Title: God's beautiful somewhere
Author: Mrs. F. A. F. Wood White
Refrain First Line: Some day I will go where joys overflow



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #6582

The Willard Hymnary #26

Include 57 pre-1979 instances
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