Scripture Verse

The Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23


Fanny Crosby

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


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?