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We speak of the land of the blest

Full Text

1 We speak of the land of the blest,
That country so bright and so fair,
And oft are its glories confess’d;
But what must it be to be there!

To be there!
To be there!
Oh, what must it be to be there!
To be there!
To be there!
Oh, what must it be to be there!

2 We speak of its pathways of gold,
Its walls deck’d with jewels so rare,
Its wonders and pleasures untold,
But what must it be to be there! [Refrain]

3 We speak of its peace and its love,
The robes which the glorified wear,
The songs of the blessed above,
But what must it be to be there! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #77

Author: Elizabeth Mills

Mills, Elizabeth, née King, daughter of Philip King, was born at Stoke Newington in 1805; married to Thomas Mills, M.P., and died at Finsbury Place, London, April 21, 1829. Her popular hymn:— We speak of the realms of the blest. [Heaven] is thus annotated in Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 483: "We are much indebted to John Remington Mills, Esq., M.P. for information about this hymn, written by his accomplished relative. The original has 6 st. and was composed after reading ‘Bridges on the 119th Psalm' (on ver. 44, p. 116), ‘We speak of heaven, but oh! to be there.' . . . Already deservedly a favourite, new interest will be added to this hymn when we know that the authoress was early called to ‘the realms of the blest,' o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We speak of the land of the blest
Author: Elizabeth Mills
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To be there
Copyright: Public Domain



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