Nicholson, James, an American Methodist minister, is the author of (1) "Dear [Lord] Jesus I long to be perfectly whole" (Holiness desired); and (2) "There's a beautiful land on high " (Heaven), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: There's a Beautiful Land on HighFirst Line: There's a beautiful land on highTune Title: [There's a beautiful land on high]Author: James L. Nicholson, 1828-1876Source: Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete, by Ira D. Sankey et al. (Chicago, Illinois: The Biglow & Main Company, 1894), number 655