Scripture Verse

There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light. Revelation 22:5

Introduction

Words: Eva M. Rams­ley, in Na­tion­al Tid­ings of Joy, ed­it­ed by Da­vid E. Dortch (Nash­ville: Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Pub­lish­ing Board, 1878), page 46.

Music: George B. Chase (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brams­ley or Chase (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

This life is but a crowded scene,
Of sorrow, pain, and care,
Where grief awaits us day by day,
And brings us much to bear;
But if we trust our Savior dear,
He’ll make the way seem bright,
And when we die we’ll go to dwell,
In that fair land of light.

Refrain

Happy land, beautiful land,
Land where there is no night,
Happy land, beautiful land,
Blest land of sweet delight.

If we but do our Savior’s will,
He will our troubles bear;
Each blessèd promise He’ll fulfill,
A robe of white we’ll wear;
We’ll enter at the golden gate,
Sweet Jesus, sweet delight;
And happy we will ever be,
In that fair land of light.

Refrain

We soon shall reach that shining shore,
And be forever blest,
Sweet friends and kindred gone before,
There sweetly we shall rest;
Rest in that far off better land,
Oh what a glorious sight,
With all the shining host to stand,
In that fair land of light.

Refrain