Land ahead, its fruits are wavingAuthor: E. Adams
Tune: ["Land ahead!" Its fruits are waving]
Published in 119 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
1 "Land ahead!" Its fruits are waving
O'er the hills of fadeless green;
And the living waters laving
Shores where heav'nly forms are seen.
Rocks and storms I'll fear no more,
When on that eternal shore;
Drop the anchor! Furl the sail!
I am safe within the vail!
2 Onward, bark! the cape I'm rounding;
See the blessed wave their hands;
Hear the harps of God resounding
From the bright immortal bands. [Refrain]
3 There, let go the anchor, riding
On this calm and silv'ry bay;
Seaward fast the tide is gliding,
Shores in sunlight stretch away. [Refrain]
4 Now we're safe from all temptation,
All the storms of life are past;
Praise the Rock of our salvation,
We are safe at home at last! [Refrain]
Source: Calvary Songs #132
Land ahead! its fruits are waving. [Heaven Anticipated.] In Bright Jewels, N. Y., 1869; and as by the "Rev. E. Adams" in Coronation Hymns, N. Y., 1879.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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