Come Over

There's a land of peace and plenty

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [There's a land of peace and plenty]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a land of peace and plenty,
And its gates are open wide,
And the pure in heart and holy
In its shelter may abide;
It is not through gates of glory
That a soul must enter in;
But all who would find entrance there
Must leave the ways of sin.

Come over, come over,
To the land of corn and wine;
There is nothing can compare
With the many holy pleasures there;
Come over, come over,
Leave the desert plain below
And come away, away,
Come over.

2 There is bread of heaven growing,
In its fair and fertile fields,
And the wine of love its vineyard
To the thirsting mortal yields;
There are mountain heights of glory
That await the trav’ler’s rod,
And blest retreats where empty souls
Draw nearer unto God. [Refrain]

3 Who would stay without its borders,
In the desert dark and drear,
When the luscious grapes of Eschol
Are so very, very near?
Enter in then with rejoicing,
For the Lord is on your side,
And in his glorious presence
Evermore you shall abide. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #178

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land of peace and plenty
Title: Come Over
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Come over, come over, to the land of corn and wine
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jubilate #178

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #44

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #19

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