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Land Of The Unsetting Sun

Some sweet day I shall enter a place

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Some sweet day I shall enter a place]
Published in 32 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some sweet day I shall enter a place,
When the work of my life shall be done;
A place that is filled with His marvelous grace,
In the land of the Unsetting Sun.

I shall dwell in the Land of Delight
When my journey on earth has been run;
In the land where there cometh no sorrow, no night,
In the land of the Unsetting Sun.

2 Yes, the burdens of life can be borne,
When I think of the prize to be won;
Of the beautiful robe and the crown to be worn,
In the land of the Unsetting Sun. [Refrain]

3 I can peacefully welcome the night
When the hours of my life shall be run;
It will bring me no grief, but supernal delight
In the land of the Unsetting Sun. [Refrain]

4 O what joy! mortal tongue cannot tell,
With eternity only begun,
One another to meet, with the Savior to dwell,
In the land of the Unsetting Sun. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #16

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some sweet day I shall enter a place
Title: Land Of The Unsetting Sun
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I shall dwell in the land of delight
Copyright: Public Domain



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