O land of all earth's lands, the best

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O land of all earth's lands, the best
Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Refrain First Line: Fair freedom's land



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Carmina Sacra #d144

Choice Gospel Songs #d141

Enduring Hymns #d152

Gospel Bells #d101

Gospel Bells #d104

Gospel Bells #d152

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His Worthy Praise #155

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Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #333

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #223

Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d148

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d213

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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #331

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d141

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d65

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #223

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