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

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Will­iam C. Mar­tin, in Chris­tian Gos­pel Hymns, ed­it­ed by Charles R. Sco­ville & Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Charles Reign Sco­ville Mu­sic, 1909), num­ber 4.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William C. Martin
1864–1915

Lyrics

Some sweet day I shall enter a place,
When the work of my life shall be done;
A place that is filled with His marvelous grace,
In the land of the unsetting sun.

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I shall dwell in the land of delight,
When my journey on earth has been run;
In the land where there cometh no sorrow, no night,
In the land of the unsetting sun.

Yes, the burdens of life can be borne,
When I think of the prize to be won;
Of the beautiful robe and the crown to be worn,
In the land of the unsetting sun.

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I can peacefully welcome the night
When the hours of my life shall be run;
It will bring me no grief, but supernal delight,
In the land of the unsetting sun.

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O what joy! mortal tongue cannot tell,
With eternity only begun,
One another to meet, with the Savior to dwell,
In the land of the unsetting sun.

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