989. There is a land of pure delight

1 There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign,
Infinite day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
There everlasting spring abides
And never-withering flowers,
And but a little space divides
This heavenly land from ours.

2 O could we make our doubts remove,
Those gloomy doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love,
With unbeclouded eyes;
Could we but climb where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o'er,
Not all this world's pretended good
Could ever charm us more.

Text Information
First Line: There is a land of pure delight
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Reward of Saints
Tune Information
Composer: George F. Root
Meter: C. M. D
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #486 or 686.

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