1 O the joy of the souls that victoriously sing
In the beautiful land of the glorious King,
Where the blooms never fade, where it always is Spring,
In the bright Immortality Land.
Immortality Land, Immortality Land
It has mansions of light, it has palaces grand!
O the joy that will come when we all gather home
In that bright Immortality Land.
2 Many loved ones are there, and their faces all shine
In the light of the love of the Master divine;
There are dear ones of yours, there are dear ones of mine,
In that bright Immortality Land. [Refrain]
3 We shall all soon be there with our trials all o’er,
With the sages and saints on that beautiful shore;
There the friend that we love we shall see and adore
In the bright Immortality Land. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >