There is a happy land, Far, far away

There is a happy land, Far, far away

Author: Andrew Young (1838)
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1 There is a happy land,
Bright, bright as day;
There saints in glory stand,
In glad array:
O, how they sweetly sing—
Worthy is the Savior King!
Loud let his praises ring
For evermore.

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

3 Bright in that happy land
Beams ev'ry eye;
Kept by a Father’s hand,
Love cannot die.
O, then to glory run;
Be a crown and kingdom won,
And bright above the sun,
Reign evermore.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #590

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… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a happy land, Far, far away
Author: Andrew Young (1838)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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