340. Is Not This the Land of Beulah?

1 I am dwelling on the mountain,
Where the golden sunlight gleams
O’er a land whose wondrous beauty
Far exceeds my fondest dreams;
Where the air is pure, ethereal,
Laden with the breath of flow’rs,
They are blooming by the fountain,
’Neath the amaranthine bow’rs.

Refrain:
Is not this the land of Beulah?
Blessed, blessed land of light,
Where the flowers bloom forever,
And the sun is always bright!

2 I can see far down the mountain,
Where I wandered weary years,
Often hindered in my journey
By the ghosts of doubts and fears;
Broken vows and disappointments
Thickly sprinkled all the way,
But the Spirit led, unerring,
To the land I hold today. [Refrain]

3 I am drinking at the fountain,
Where I ever would abide;
For I’ve tasted life’s pure river,
And my soul is satisfied;
There’s no thirsting for life’s pleasures,
Nor adorning, rich and gay,
For I’ve found a richer treasure,
One that fadeth not away. [Refrain]

4 Tell me not of heavy crosses,
Nor of burdens hard to bear,
For I’ve found this great salvation
Makes each burden light appear;
And I love to follow Jesus,
Gladly counting all but dross,
Worldly honors all forsaking
For the glory of the cross. [Refrain]

5 Oh, the cross has wondrous glory!
Oft I’ve proved this to be true;
When I’m in the way so narrow,
I can see a pathway through;
And how sweetly Jesus whispers:
“Take the cross, thou need’st not fear,
For I’ve tried the way before thee,”
And the glory lingers near. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I am dwelling on the mountain
Title: Is Not This the Land of Beulah?
Author: William Hunter (1884)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Scripture: Isaiah 62:4
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Is_Not_This_the_Land_of_Beulah); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (291); http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16455/16455-h/16455-h.htm (7 May 2006); Andrew L. Bye
Refrain First Line: Is not this the land of Beulah?
Tune Information
Name: DAWNING (BRADBURY/DADMAN)
Composer: William B. Bradbury
Arranger (attr.): John W. Dadman (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Is_Not_This_the_Land_of_Beulah); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (291); http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16455/16455-h/16455-h.htm (7 May 2006); Andrew L. Bye



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