Evergreen mountains

There's a land far away, mid the stars

Author: James G. Clark
Tune: [There's a land far away 'mid the stars we are told]
Published in 30 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a land far away ‘mid the stars we are told,
Where they know not the sorrow of time;
Where the pure waters flow, thro’ the valleys of gold,
And where life is a treasure sublime:
‘Tis the land of our God—‘tis the home of the soul,
Where the ages of splendor eternally roll;
Where the way-weary traveler reaches his goal,
On the evergreen mountains of life.

2 Here our gaze cannot soar to that beautiful land,
But our visions have told of tis bliss;
And our souls by the gale from its gardens are fanned,
When we faint in the deserts of this.
And we sometimes have longed for its holy repose
When our hearts have been rent with temptations and woes,
And we’ve drank from the tide of the river that flows
On the evergreen mountains of life.

3 Oh the stars never tread the blue heavens at night,
But we think where the ransomed have trod;
And the day never smiles from his palace of light,
But we feel the bright smile of our God.
We are traveling home through earth’s changes and gloom,
To a region where pleasures unchangingly bloom,
And our guide is the glory that shines through the tomb,
On the evergreen mountains of life.

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #119

Author: James G. Clark

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Text Information

First Line: There's a land far away, mid the stars
Title: Evergreen mountains
Author: James G. Clark
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the land of our God
Copyright: Public Domain



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