The better land

There is a land, a better land than this

Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There is a land, a better land than this,
There's my home, there's my home!
A land of pure, unbounded, perfect bliss,
There's my home, there's my home.
A captive on this desert shore,
I long to count my exile o'er,
And be where sorrows come no more;
There's my home, there's my home.

2 Far, far I am from my own happy shore,
I would go, I would go;
But yet my days of exile are not o'er:
I would go, I would go.
I would not stay though earth were mine;
Though all its treasures for me shine,
A captive here I still would pine:
I would go, I would go.

3 Bright visions of that blissful land appear,
There's my home, there's my home,
How long a pilgrim must I wander here?
There's my home, there's my home.
O tell me that I soon shall be,
With all the ransomed exiles, free,
In that blest land I long to see:
There's my home, there's my home.

4 There is a land, a brighter land than this,
Joys are there, joys are there;
No pain or sorrow, sickness or distress,
Reaches there, reaches there.
Bright fields of pleasure greet the eye,
And crystal streams that never dry;
O give me wings! I now would fly,
And be there, and be there.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1003

Text Information

First Line: There is a land, a better land than this
Title: The better land
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns and Tunes #282

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d127

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1087

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Song Anchor #113

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Songs for Service #107

Spiritual Melodies #d305

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d360

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #189

The Christian Lyre #d424

The Christians' Songster #d122

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The Harp #1072

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a1072

The Millennial Harp #d439

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1003

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1146

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