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The goodly land I see

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1 The goodly land I see,
With peace and plenty blest:
A land of sacred liberty,
And endless rest.
There milk and honey flow,
And oil and wine abound,
And trees of life for ever grow,
With mercy crowned.

2 There dwells the Lord our King,
The Lord our Righteousness,
Triumphant o'er the world and sin,
The Prince of Peace;
On Zions' sacred height,
His kingdom still maintains;
And glorious, with His saints in light,
For ever reigns.

3 He keeps His own secure;
He guards them by His side;
Arrays in garments white and pure
His spotless Bride;
With streams of sacred bliss,
With groves of living joys,
With all the fruits of paradise,
He still supplies.

4 Before the great Three-One
They all exulting stand,
And tell the wonders He hath done
Through all their land:
The listening spheres attend,
And swell the growing fame;
And sing, in songs which never end,
The wondrous Name.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #583

Author: Thomas Olivers

Thomas Olivers was born in Tregonan, Montgomeryshire, in 1725. His youth was one of profligacy, but under the ministry of Whitefield, he was led to a change of life. He was for a time apprenticed to a shoemaker, and followed his trade in several places. In 1763, John Wesley engaged him as an assistant; and for twenty-five years he performed the duties of an itinerant ministry. During the latter portion of his life he was dependent on a pension granted him by the Wesleyan Conference. He died in 1799. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The goodly land I see
Author: Thomas Olivers

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #713

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Carmina Sanctorum #713

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Church Book #583

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Church Book #583

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #633

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1385

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The Baptist Praise Book #1293

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The Book of Worship #539

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The Church Hymnary #962

The Church-Book #d420

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d460

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d586

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #59b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d998

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