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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

O beautiful land

There's a beautiful land that no mortal hath seen

Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Tune: [There's a beautiful land that no mortal hath seen]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful land that no mortal hath seen,
For it lieth afar from our sight;—
But we know that its hills are eternally green,
And its rivers are rivers of light.

Refrain:
O beautiful, beautiful land!
O land where all sorrow shall cease,
Where the soul, satisfied,
Evermore shall abide
By this fair, shining river of peace!

2 ‘Tis a wonderful land, for it knoweth no night,
And its brightness is dimmed by no pain;
For the blessed who dwell ‘mid the regions of light
Shall never know sorrow again. [Refrain]

3 There the songs of redeemed ones for ever arise,
And the King in His beauty they see;
O beautiful land, with thy shadowless skies,
My weary heart yearneth for thee. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #18

Author: Lilla M. Alexander

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Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful land that no mortal hath seen
Title: O beautiful land
Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Refrain First Line: O beautiful, beautiful land
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #18

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d168

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