Scripture Verse

And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. Revelation 21:26

Introduction

Words & Music: Ab­by L. New­hall Spaul­ding, in Joy­ful Songs, ed­it­ed by James R. Mur­ray (Clev­eland, Ohio: Ohio: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1875), page 128 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
Where joys celestial reign,
Where the cares of life resigning,
We a heav’nly crown shall gain;
There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
Oh glorious, happy thought;
We shall come into His presence,
For Christ our ransom bought.

There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
And dear ones gone before
Will be the first to greet us,
When we reach the other shore;
There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
Oh peaceful, heav’nly thought;
We shall come into the kingdom,
The blood of Jesus bought.

There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
A land of endless day;
Our feet must toil to reach it,
But the Savior leads the way;
There’s a land beyond the Jordan,
And blessèd, blessèd thought,
An entrance to that country,
For us our Savior bought.