Is Not This the Land of Beulah?

I am dwelling on the mountain, Where the golden sunlight gleams

Author (attributed to): William Hunter; Author (attributed to): Mrs. Harriett Warner Re Qua
Tune: [I am dwelling on the mountain]
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1 I am dwelling on a 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 flowers,
That are blooming by the fountain,
’Neath the amaranthine bowers.

Chorus:
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 doubt and fears;
Broken vows and disappointments
Thickly scattered all the way;
But the spirit led unerring
to the land I hold today. [Chorus]

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 thirst for earthly pleasures,
Nor adorning rich and gay,
For I’ve found a richer treasure,
One that fadeth not away. [Chorus]

4 Tell me not of heavy crosses,
Nor the 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. [Chorus]

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 trod the way before thee,
And the glory lingers near.” [Chorus]



Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #566

Author (attributed to): William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Author (attributed to): Mrs. Harriett Warner Re Qua

(no biographical information available about Mrs. Harriett Warner Re Qua.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am dwelling on the mountain, Where the golden sunlight gleams
Title: Is Not This the Land of Beulah?
Author (attributed to): William Hunter
Author (attributed to): Mrs. Harriett Warner Re Qua
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is this not the land of Beulah
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3016
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Timeless Truths #340

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Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #0b
Small Church Music #6559Audio
Small Church Music #6752Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3016TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #340TextScoreAudio
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