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Beautiful Home

There is a land immortal, The beautiful of lands

Author: George MacKellar
Published in 70 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a land immortal,
The beautiful of lands,
Beside its ancient portal
A silent sentry stands;
He only can undo it,
And open wide the door;
And mortals who pass through it,
Are mortal nevermore.

2 Though dark and drear the passage
That leadeth to the gate,
Yet grace attends the message,
To souls that watch and wait:
And at the time appointed
A messenger comes down,
And guides the Lord's anointed
From cross to glory's crown.

3 Their sighs are lost in singing,
They're blessèd in their tears;
Their journey heavenward winging,
They leave on earth their fears:
Death like an angel seemeth;
"We welcome thee," they cry;
Their face with glory beameth--
'Tis life for them to die!


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #603

Author: George MacKellar

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Text Information

First Line: There is a land immortal, The beautiful of lands
Title: Beautiful Home
Author: George MacKellar
Meter: D with refrain
Refrain First Line: Beautiful land immortal
Copyright: Public Domain



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