The Better Land

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1 There is a land mine eye hath seen
In visions of enraptured thought,
So bright, that all which spreads between
Is with its radiant glories fraught.

Oh, land of love, of joy and light,
Thy glories gild earth’s darkest night;
Thy tranquil shore, we, too, shall see,
When day shall break and shadows flee.

2 A land upon whose blissful shore
There rests no shadow, falls no stain;
There those who meet shall part no more,
And those long parted meet again. [Refrain]

3 Its skies are not like earthly skies,
With varying hues of shade and light;
It hath no need of suns, to raise
To dissipate the gloom of night. [Refrain]

4 There sweeps not desolating wind
Across the calm, serene abode.
The wand’rer there a home may find
Within the paradise of God. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #59

Author: Gurdon Robins

Robins, Gurdon, an American bookseller, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, Nov. 7, 1813. Two of his hymns appeared anonymously in The Psalmist (Boston, 1843): (1) "There is a land mine eye hath seen" (Heaven); (2) "When thickly beat the storms of life" (God a Rock). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a land mine eye hath seen
Title: The Better Land
Author: Gurdon Robins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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