The land to which we go

Life has many a pleasant hour

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Life has many a pleasant hour]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Life has many a pleasant hour,
Many a bright and cloudless day;
Singing bird and smiling flower,
Scatter sunbeams on our way;
But the sweetest blossoms grow
In the land to which we go.

2 Earth has many a cool retreat,
Many a spot to memory dear;
Oft we find our weary feet
Ling'ring by some fountain clear;
Yet the purest waters flow
In the land to which we go.

3 Like a cloud that floats away,
Like the early morning dew,
Here the fairest things decay;
There, are pleasures ever new.
Only joy the heart will know
In the land to which we go.

4 'Tis the Christian's promised land;
There is everlasting day;
There a Saviour's loving hand
Wipes the mourner's tears away;
Oh! the rapture we shall know
In the land to which we go.

Source: Calvary Songs #149

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life has many a pleasant hour
Title: The land to which we go
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #1036

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d487

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Calvary Songs #149

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d93

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Christian Songs #111

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Echoes from Zion #111

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Good Will Songs #145

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Hymns for the Church #360

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #338

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #338

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Junior Christian Endeavor Songs #68

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Royal Hymnal #139

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Songs of Grace and Glory #133

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #525

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d483


The Cyber Hymnal #8046

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The Jewel #31

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