1. There is a land, a happy land, Where tears are wiped away From ev'ry eye by God's own hand, And night is turned to day. Chorus: O come, angel band, Come and around me stand, O, bear me away on your snowy wings To my immortal home, O, bear me away on your snowy wings, To my immortal home. 2. There is a home, a happy home, Where wayward trav'lers rest; Where toil and languor never come, And ev'ry mourner's blest. Chorus: O come, angel band, &c. 3. There is a port, a peaceful port, A safe and quiet shore, Where weary mariners resort, And hear the storms no more. Chorus:—O come, angel band, &c. 4. That land be mind, that calm retreat, That crown of glory bright; Then I'll esteem each bitter sweet, And every burden light. Chorus:—O come, angel band, &c.
Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:—
1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >