O happy land, O happy land

O happy land, O happy land

Author: Elizabeth Parson
Published in 42 hymnals

Author: Elizabeth Parson

Parson, Elizabeth, nee Hooker, daughter of the Rev. W. Rooker (for nearly fifty years Congregational Minister at Tavistock), was born at Tavistock, June 5, 1812, and married in 1844 to Mr. T. Edgecombe Parson. She died at Plymouth in 1873. Previous to her marriage (from 1840 to 1844) Mrs. Parson conducted a class for young men and women in the vestry of her father's chapel on Sunday evenings, and to which was given the name of the “Willing Class," because those who came, came "willingly." For this class she wrote from 1840 to 1844 several hymns, some of which came into use through various collections including the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and others at a later date. A few years ago 18 of these hymns were collected, and printed for pr… Go to person page >

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First Line: O happy land, O happy land
Author: Elizabeth Parson


O happy land, O happy land. E. Parson, née Booker. [Heaven.] Contributed to J. Curwen's Child's Own Hymn Book, 1840, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, the first beginning as above, and the second, "Thou heavenly Friend," &c. This was repeated in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and several other collections. Another text, also by Mrs. Parson, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines was published in her Willing Class Hymns some time after her death. It consists of the two stanzas as above, somewhat altered, and another stanza, beginning, "The saints in light," &c. These three stanzas are given in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church & Home, 1873.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d339
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d178
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d181
Children's Hymns with Tunes #d103
Happy Voices #d138
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d174
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #520Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #520Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d343
Linden Harp #d101
Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #87cPage Scan
New Standard Singer #d168
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d170
Notes of Glad Tidings No. 1 #d64
Oriola #d162
Oriola #d163
Revival Songs : a new collection of hymns and spiritual songs for closet and family worship, prayer, conference, revival and protracted meetings #284Page Scan
Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d188
Songs for Social and Public Worship #497Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d299
Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry: designed especially for the Sabbath school and concert. With original and selected music #104Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #345Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d302
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d284
The Eolian Harp #d82
The Eolian Harp: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday schools and Band of Hope meetings #14Page Scan
The Extra Hymn Book #58Page Scan
The Gate City Triumph #d12
The Gem #d105
The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d139
The New Sunday-School Harmonist #d62
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #159bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d757
The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book: selected from the Sabbath hymn and tune book #211Page Scan
The School Hymnal #231Page Scan
The Star of the East #d127
The Students' Hymnal; hymns of praise, with selections from scripture for reading and chanting #13Page Scan
The Sunday School Banner #d98
The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #65Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d259
The Village Hymn book #d206
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #65Page Scan