Across the Border Line

There is a land of corn and wine, A rich, sweet land

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [There is a land of corn and wine]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a land of corn and wine,
A rich, sweet land of love;
‘Tis watered by the streams of grace,
Which flow from heav’n above.

Across the border-line
We are fed on corn and wine,
This blessed land of love;
Across the border-line
The living here is fine;
After this, our home above.

2 There rest and peace are freely giv’n,
There burdens roll away;
There you may have a taste of heav’n,
There live in love’s sweet day. [Chorus]

3 ‘Tis thus by faith we enter in,
By faith the giants fall;
By faith we gain the victory,
By faith we conquer all. [Chorus]

4 It is the blessed Beulah land;
Its riches may be thine;
‘Tis only just a step from here,
Across the border-line. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #158

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a land of corn and wine, A rich, sweet land
Title: Across the Border Line
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: Across the border line
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sunday School and Revival #158

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