There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.@Revelation 21:4

Robert V. Murray, in Heavenward, by James R. Murray (Cleveland, Ohio: S. Brainard’s Sons, 1877), number 58.

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James R. Murray (1841-1905)

In the pleasant land of Heaven,
From all earth’s sad doubts and fears,
Where there never comes a sorrow,
Thro’ the great eternal years;
Where the dear ones, bright and blessèd,
Walk the quiet waters nigh,
In the pleasant land of Heaven,
Will you meet me by and by?

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O the pleasant land, O the pleasant land,
Land beyond earth’s clouded sky
In that goodly land, in that goodly land,
Will you meet me by and by?

In the pleasant land of Heaven,
All our thought shall be in love;
Every good affection guide us,
In our happy home above;
All our way shall end in brightness,
There is no o’erclouded sky;
In the pleasant land of Heaven,
Will you meet me by and by?

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In the pleasant land of Heaven,
Oh, what raptures wait us there!
By the life stream ever flowing,
Thro’ the city wondrous fair;
Sweet the happy angel voices,
Glad the strain they raise on high,
In the pleasant land of Heaven,
Will you meet me by and by?

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