Scripture Verse

The Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Glad Re­frain, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 79. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Ture­man, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


There is a land where shines the light
Of God’s eter­nal love,
The sac­red realm of ho­ly joy,
The soul’s bright land above.


O that love­ly land, the sum­mer land,
The land be­yond the Jor­dan’s strand;
O that love­ly, love­ly land,
The gold­en sum­mer land,
The soul’s bright land above.

There Christ the Lord tri­um­phant reigns,
And saints be­fore Him fall;
They shout aloud re­deem­ing grace,
And hail Him Lord of all.


There tears are wiped from ev­ery eye,
And ev­ery pain is o’er;
And hearts that here in sor­row bled
Shall feel its throb no more.


Tho’ faith may soar above the clouds
To reach that land so fair,
Yet who can tell the pure de­light
Of those who en­ter there?