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There is a land mine eye hath seen

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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.

Refrain:
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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The Cyber Hymnal #6597
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The Cyber Hymnal #8018
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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #668
The Cyber Hymnal #6597TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8018TextScoreAudio
Include 139 pre-1979 instances



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