O happy land, O happy land. E. Parson, née Booker. [Heaven.] Contributed to J. Curwen's Child's Own Hymn Book, 1840, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, the first beginning as above, and the second, "Thou heavenly Friend," &c. This was repeated in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and several other collections. Another text, also by Mrs. Parson, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines was published in her Willing Class Hymns some time after her death. It consists of the two stanzas as above, somewhat altered, and another stanza, beginning, "The saints in light," &c. These three stanzas are given in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church & Home, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)