Beautiful land on high

There's a beautiful land on high

Author: James L. Nicholson
Tune: [There's a beautiful land on high] (Butcher)
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1 There’s a beautiful land on high,
To its glories I fain would fly,
When by sorrow pressed down,
I long for my crown,
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain:
In that beautiful land I’ll be
From earth and its cares set free;
My Jesus is there, He’s gone to prepare
A place in that land for me.

2 There’s a beautiful land on high,
And my kindred its bliss enjoy;
Methinks I now see how they’re waiting for me,
In that beautiful land on high. [Refrain]

3 There’s a beautiful land on high,
And though here I oft weep and sigh,
My Jesus hath said that no tears shall be shed
In that beautiful land on high. [Refrain]

4 There’s a beautiful land on high,
Where we never shall say, “Goodbye”;
When over the river we’re happy for ever
In that beautiful land on high. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #87

Author: James L. Nicholson

James L Nicholson United Kingdom/USA 1828-1876. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States around age 25. He lived in Philadelphia, PA, worked as a postal clerk, and was a member of the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church there for about 20 years, where he taught Sunday school, led singing in church, and assisted in evangelical work. This was also hymn writer, William J Kirkpatrick’s, church. Around 1871 he moved to Washington, DC, and worked as a postal clerk there. In addition to his hymn writing, he also wrote several books, one on birds and their care, one on forensic medicine. He died in Washington, DC, but was buried in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful land on high
Title: Beautiful land on high
Author: James L. Nicholson
Refrain First Line: In that beautiful land I'll be
Copyright: Public Domain

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