Will You Go?

There's a land of pure delight, will you go

Author: F. D. Barnes
Tune: [There's a land of pure delight] (Barnes)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 There's a land of pure delight, Will you go?
'Tis a land of life and light, Will you go?
We soon shall reach that blissful shore,
Where sin and death shall come no more,
Where Christ shall reign forevermore,
Will you go? Will you go?

2 He invites you to his home, Will you go?
Where you never more shall roam, Will you go?
That home from sin and sorrow free,
Where saints their great Redeemer see,
Eternally with him to be,
Will you go? Will you go?

3 To that land of life and light, Will you go?
It is now almost in sight, Will you go?
Called to the marriage of the Lamb,
To join the great immortal band,
With all the ransomed host to stand,
Will you go? Will you go?

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #44

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a land of pure delight, will you go
Title: Will You Go?
Author: F. D. Barnes
Copyright: Public Domain

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