The New Happy Land

There's a land all free from sadness

Author: B. B. Edmiaston
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There’s a land all free from sadness,
Out beyond this world of care;
On some bright and glad tomorrow
Shall my spirit enter there?

In that land beyond the ri­ver,
Where my soul shall never die;
O, my Lord, will Thou ac­cept me
In that home beyond the sky?

2 Loving friends have gone before us,
And have bidden me to come;
Are their spirits bending o’er me—
Will they bid me welcome home? [Refrain]

3 Age is touching me with sadness,
Soon I shall be called to go;
Shall it be to fields of gladness,
Where the living waters flow? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15998

Author: B. B. Edmiaston

Benard Bates Edmiaston Born: Ju­ly 16, 1881, Ben­netts, Bax­ter Coun­ty, Ar­kan­sas. Died: De­cem­ber 2, 1964, Bronte, Tex­as. Buried: Fair­view Ce­me­te­ry, Bronte, Tex­as. Bernard was the son of Da­vid W. Ed­mi­as­ton and Geor­gia Ann Flu­ty, and hus­band of El­la Al­len. He stu­died mu­sic un­der Ru­fus Tur­ner, Frank­lin Ei­land, W. H. Law­son, Ber­ry Mc­Gee, Em­mett Dean, G. W. Fields, John Her­bert, and ma­ny oth­ers, and taught sing­ing schools for at least 38 years. He wrote and pub­lished songs through the Trio Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, Wa­co, Tex­as, and was di­rec­tor of the South­ern De­vel­op­ment Nor­mal School of Mu­sic in W­aco. © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land all free from sadness
Title: The New Happy Land
Author: B. B. Edmiaston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In that land beyond the river
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15998
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The Cyber Hymnal #15998

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