Land Ahead!

Land ahead, a light is gleaming

Author: J. G. T. Cruse
Tune: [Land ahead! a light is gleaming]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Land ahead! a light is gleaming
O’er the dark and sullen waves,
While the world at large is dreaming,
Thinking not of him who saves.
Land ahead! sweet words so cheering
To the tempest-tost and tried,
For the heavenly port we’re nearing,
Land for which we oft have sighed.

Refrain:
But amid the tempest’s road,
Zion’s ship is nearing shore;
Get the anchor o’er the rail
Soon we’ll cast within the vail.

2 Land ahead! “the night of weeping”
Yields to dawn of endless day;
Jesus comes to wake the sleeping
Jewels that are laid away.
Land ahead! our home in glory,
Pilgrims soon its shores will throng;
Then we’ll sing “the old, old story,”
And will shout redemption’s song. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #130

Author: J. G. T. Cruse

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Text Information

First Line: Land ahead, a light is gleaming
Title: Land Ahead!
Author: J. G. T. Cruse
Refrain First Line: Yet amid the tempest's roar
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8830

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