O Morning Land

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1 Some day we say, and turn our eyes
Toward the fair hills of Paradise;
Some day, some time, a sweet new rest
Shall blossom, flower-like, in each breast;
Some day, some time, our eyes shall see
The faces kept in memory;
Some day, some time, our eyes shall see
The faces kept in memory;
Some day their hands shall clasp our hand,
Just over in the morning land,

Just over in the morning land;
Some day their hands shall clasp our hand,
Just over in the morning land:
O morning land! O morning land!

2 Some day our ears shall hear the song
Of triumph over sin and wrong;
Some day, some time, but oh! not yet;
But we will wait and not forget
That some day all these things shall be,
And rest be giv’n to you and me.
That some day all these things shall be,
And rest be giv’n to you and me.
So wait, my friends, tho’ years move slow,
That happy time will come, we know,
That happy time will come, we know;
So wait, my friends, tho’ years move slow,
That happy time will come, we know,
O morning land! O morning land!

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #138

Author: Daniel R. Lucas

Daniel Robertson Lucas, b. Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., January 14, 1840; m. Mary Longley in 1862; joined 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and appointed chaplain of the regiment; later studied for the ministry; in 1876, settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University; Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and secretary of the Morton Monument Commission; d. March 11, 1907 From Daniel R. Lucas papers, WWW site, Mar. 18, 2004… Go to person page >

Author (attributed to): Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some day, we say, and turn our eyes
Title: O Morning Land
Author: Daniel R. Lucas
Author (attributed to): Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Some day, some time

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