Scripture Verse

…an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven. 1 Peter 1:4

Introduction

Words: James G. Samp­son, in the Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Hymn and Tune Book (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Book Con­cern, 1898), num­ber 633.

Music: St. Tho­mas (Will­iams) Aar­on Will­iams, The New Un­i­ver­sal Psal­mo­dist 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

By faith, I see uplaid
A land with beauty crowned,
Where trees, and flowers that never fade,
And richest fruits abound.

A land of endless day,
Of bright, unclouded sky,
Ungirt by wave and billowy sea,
Or sand of golden dye.

The home of angels bright,
And saints from earth set free,
Who walk with Christ in spotless white,
’Midst shouts of victory.

Thither my wayworn feet
Their constant steps shall tend;
Till to its shining, golden street,
They finally ascend.

To this delightful end,
O Lord, Thy grace bestow,
O teach me humbly to depend
On Thee, my journey through.