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The happy land

There is a land, a sunny clime

Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Tune: [There is a land, a sunny clime]
Published in 5 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.

Refrain:
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
Refrain First Line: O, that land, that happy land
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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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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Songs of Glory-Land #79

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