I have often been told of a wonderful country

I have often been told of a wonderful country

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [I have often been told of a wonderful country]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 I have often been told of a wonderful country,
A land that no mortal hath seen,
Where rivers of crystal forever are flowing,
Thro' fields of perpetual green:
There summer and sun are forever unclouded,
And never there falleth the night
A land where the brightness of flowers are growing,
In gardens eternal and bright.

Chorus:
O wonderful country, home of my Savior,
How I am longing for thee, for thee,
Where never a sorrow or care for the morrow
Shall trouble the blessed and free.

2 They say in that land is a glorious city,
Whose walls are of jasper and gold,
With glittering streets of most wonderful beauty
And wealth that can never be told:
They say the inhabitants never grow weary,
They never know sorrow or care
That joy without measure and peace everlasting,
Are given the blessed ones there. [Chorus]

3 I read in the Bible the wonderful story,
How Jesus was nailed on the tree,
And how in the bitterest agony dying,
He opened that country to me:
By faith in His love, and the grace that He gives me,
I look to that country divine,
And know that among the rewords there awaiting,
A robe and a crown shall be mine. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #175

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have often been told of a wonderful country
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: O wonderful country, home of my Savior

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International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #160Page Scan
Revival Glory #d67
Revival Praises #175TextPage Scan
Triumphant Songs No.2 #96TextAudioPage Scan
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