Scripture Verse

He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life. Revelation 22:1–2

Introduction

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Elias H. Johnson
(1841–1906)

Words: Dinah M. Craik (1826–1887).

Music: Aulé, ar­ranged from an old tune by Eli­as H. John­son, The Bap­tist Hym­nal (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1883), page 47 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Dinah M. Craig (1826–1887)
National Portrait Gallery
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Lyrics

Where is the unknown country?
I whispered sad and slow,
The strange and awful country
To which I soon must go?

Out of the unknown country
A voice sang soft and low:
“O pleasant is that country
And sweet it is to go.

Along the shining country
The peaceful rivers flow:
And in that wondrous country
The tree of life does grow.

Ah, then into that country
Of which I nothing know,
The everlasting country,
With willing heart I go.