Scripture Verse

The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23

Introduction

Words: W. B. Will­iams, in Ex­alt­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Pow­ell Fi­thi­an (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Mac­Cal­la, 1901), num­ber 139. De­di­cat­ed to Miss Fan­ny C. Shaw.

Music: Sum­mer Land (Fi­thi­an) Pow­ell G. Fi­thi­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Will­iams’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Fi­thi­an, would you ?

Lyrics

The sun will never set
In Summer-land;
No eyes with tears are wet
In Summer-land;
No shade of darkening night
Will shut the view from sight,
Nor e’er becloud the light,
In Summer-land.

No one will lose the way
In Summer-land;
Nor ever go astray
In Summer-land;
No mountain hard to climb,
Yet all is grand, sublime,
With endless summer clime,
In Summer-land.

No sickness is the theme
In Summer-land;
For health doth reign supreme
In Summer-land;
The air is bracing pure,
The fare doth life secure,
And no one needs a cure,
In Summer-land.

No death is ever known
In Summer-land;
For Life is on the throne
In Summer-land;
No mourning for the dead,
No heavy hearts, like lead,
But endless joy instead,
In Summer-land.