O Land Relieved From Sorrow

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1 Oh, land relieved from sorrow!
Oh, land secure from tears!
Oh, respite on the morrow
From all the toil of years!
To thee we hasten ever,
To thee our steps ascend,
Where darkness cometh never,
And joy shall never end.

2 Oh, happy, holy portal
For God’s own blest elect;
Oh, region, pure, immortal,
With better spring bedecked;
Thy pearly doors for ever
Their welcome shall extend,
Where darkness cometh never,
And joy shall never end.

3 Oh, home where God the Father
Takes all His children in;
Where Christ the Son shall gather
The sinners saved from sin;
No night nor fear shall sever
A friend from any friend,
For darkness cometh never,
And joy shall never end.

4 Rise, then, O brightest morning!
Come, then, triumphant day
When into new adorning
We change and pass away;
For so with firm endeavor
Our spirits gladly tend
Where darkness cometh never,
And joy shall never end.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8610

Author: Samuel W. Duffield

Duffield, Samuel Augustus Willoughby, son of G. Duffield, jun., was born at Brooklyn, Sept. 24, 1843, and graduated at Yale College, 1863. In 1866 he was licensed, and in 1867 ordained as a Presbyterian Minister, and is now [1886] Pastor of West¬minster Church, Bloomfield, New Jersey. He published in 1867 a translation of Bernard's Hora novissima (q.v.): Warp and Woof; a Book of Verse, 1868 (copyright, 1870); and The Burial of the Dead (in conjunction with his father), 1882. In the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, the following translations and an original hymn are by him:— 1. Holy Spirit, come and shine. A translation of "Veni Sancte Spiritus." 1883. 2. O Christ, the Eternal Light. A translation of "Christe lumen perpetuum." 1883.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O land relieved from sorrow
Title: O Land Relieved From Sorrow
Author: Samuel W. Duffield
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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