Scripture Verse

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Introduction

Words: Jo­na­than E. Hall, in Sup­ple­ment to the Ad­vent and Sab­bath Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by James Spring­er White (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Se­venth Day Ad­vent­ist Church, 1858).

Music: George W. Lin­ton, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

A beautiful land by faith I see,
A land of rest, from sorrow free;
The home of the ransomed, bright and fair,
And beautiful angels, too, are there.

Refrain

Will you go? Will you go?
Go to that beautiful land with me?
Will you go? Will you go?
Go to that beautiful land with me?

That beautiful land, City of Light,
It ne’er has known the shades of night;
The glory of God, the light of day
Hath driven the darkness far away.

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In visions I see its streets of gold,
Its pearly gates I, too, behold;
The river of life, the crystal sea,
The ambrosial fruit of life’s fair tree.

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The heav’nly throng arrayed in white,
In rapture range the plains of light;
And in one harmonious choir they praise
Their glorious Savior’s matchless grace.

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