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The sunny land

There is a land, a sunny land, Whose skies are ever bright

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tune: [There is a land, a sunny land]
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 There is a land, a sunny land
Whose skies are ever bright,
Where evening shadows never fall;
The Saviour is its light.

If the cross we meekly bear,
Then the crown we shall wear,
When we dwell, among the fair,
In the bright forevermore.

2 There is a clime, a peaceful clime,
Beyond life’s narrow sea,
Where every storm is hush’d to rest:
There let our treasure be. [Refrain]

3 There is a home, a glorious home,
A heav’nly mansion fair;
And those who lov’d so fondly here
Will bid us welcome there. [Refrain]

4 We soon shall leave these fading scenes
That glide so quickly by,
And join the shining host above,
Where joy can never die. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #77

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a land, a sunny land, Whose skies are ever bright
Title: The sunny land
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Refrain First Line: If the cross we meekly bear



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