We know little of Hall, except that he was a minister. Most hymnals list him as "J. E. Hall," but his first name, John, is shown in "The Finest of Wheat," by George C. Elderkin (Chicago, Illinois: R. R. McCabe & Company, 30th edition, 1890), number 91.
Are You Ready for the Coming of the Son of Man Today?
He Knows My Way
Hear My Prayer My Father
Hear the News Glad News of Jesus
Jesus Son of David
More Than Tongue Can Tell
Wash Me Clean
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A beautiful land by faith I see. [Heaven]. Given Anon. in the American Shining Star, N. Y. 1862, No. 74 in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and chorus, and entitled, “The beautiful land.” It is in extensive use in America, and is found also in a few English Sunday School collections. In S. Booth’s Sunday School Hymn Book, Brooklyn, U.S., 1863, it is credited to “J. Hall.”
Display Title: That Beautiful LandFirst Line: A beautiful land by faith I seeTune Title: [A beautiful land by faith I see]Author: Jonathan E. HallSource: Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book by James White (Battle Creek, Michigan, 1858)