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Hymn: There is a land of pure delight (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: There is a land of pure delight

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 120

Page Number: 157, click to see hymnal pages


THERE is a land of pure delight,

Where saints in glory reign;

Eternal day excludes the night

And pleasures banish pain.

There everlasting spring abides,

And never-withering flowers:

Death, like a narrow sea, divides

This heavenly land from ours.

Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood

Stand dressed in living green;

So to the Jews old Canaan stood,

While Jordan rolled between.

Yet timorous mortals start and shrink

To cross this narrow sea;

And linger shivering on the brink,

And fear to launch away.