The Happy Land

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1 There is a happy land,
Far, far away,
Where saints in glory stand,
Bright, bright as day.
O how they sweetly sing:
Worthy is our Saviour-King!
Loud let his praises ring,
Praise, praise for aye.

2 Come to this happy land,
Come, come away;
Why will you doubting stand,
Why still delay?
O we shall happy be
When, from sin and sorrow free,
Lord, we shall live with thee,
Blest, blest for aye.

3 Bright in that happy land
Beams every eye;
Kept by a Father’s hand,
Love cannot die.
On, then, to glory run;
Be a crown and kingdom won,
And bright above the sun
Reign, reign for aye.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #897

Author: Andrew Young

Young, Andrew, second son of David Young, for more than fifty years a most efficient teacher in Edinburgh, was born at Edinburgh, April 23, 1807. After passing through a distinguished eight years' literary and theological course at the University of Edinburgh, he was appointed in 1830, by the Town Council, Head Master of Niddry Street School, Edinburgh, where he began with 80 pupils, and left with the total at 600. In 1840 he became Head English Master of Madras College, St. Andrews, where he was equally successful. He retired from St. Andrews in 1853, and lived in Edinburgh, where he was for some time the Superintendent of the Greenside Parish Sabbath School He died Nov. 30, 1889; Many of Mr Young's hymns and poems were contributed to p… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a happy land, Far, far away
Title: The Happy Land
Author: Andrew Young
Language: English
Notes: Swahili translations: See "Kuna nchi nzuri", "Ni mji mzuri"<?a>
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #6793

The Sacred Harp #354b


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #897


Timeless Truths #189

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