Wir zieh'n nach dem verheiss'nen Land

Wir zieh'n nach dem verheiss'nen Land

Author: Elizabeth K. Mills
Tune: [O Land of rest, for thee I sigh]
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Elizabeth K. 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: Wir zieh'n nach dem verheiss'nen Land
Author: Elizabeth K. Mills
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Ich wart' bis Jesus kommt

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Instances

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #A41

Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #d395

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