The Happy Land

There is a land, a sunny clime

Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Tune: [There is a land, a sunny clime]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a land, a sunny clime,
The brightest ever seen,
Which lies beyond the shores of time,
Beyond cold Jordan’s stream.

Oh, that land, that happy land,
Far away, far away,
Where the saints in glory stand,
Bright as day, bright as day.

2 Beneath the tree of life’s dense shade
Life’s river floweth by,
And youth and beauty never fade,
For there they never die. [Refrain]

3 I long to reach that land so fair,
My dwelling-place to see;
Among the many mansions there,
Is one prepared for me. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #108

Author: Charles Edward Pollock

Charles Edward Pollock USA 1853-1928. Born at Newcastle, PA, he moved to Jefferson City, MO, when age 17. He was a cane maker for C W Allen. He also worked 20 years for the MO Pacific Railroad, as a depot clerk and later as Assistant Roadmaster. He was a musician and prolific songwriter, composing 5000+ songs, mostly used in Sunday school settings and church settings. He took little remuneration for his compositions, preferring they be freely used. He produced three songbooks: “Praises”, “Beauty of praise”, and “Waves of melody”. In 1886 he married Martha (Mattie) Jane Harris, and they had three children: Robert, Edward, and a daughter. He died in Merriam, KS. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a land, a sunny clime
Title: The Happy Land
Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, that land, that happy land
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Children of Zion #17

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Gospel Jewels #108

Gospel Voices No.3 #d286

Gospel Voices Supplemented #d190

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Shook's Song Evangelist #42

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Song-Land Messenger Complete #106

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Song-Land Messenger Complete #106

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Songs of Glory-Land #79

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