Christ My Song - 1006
Oh yes! there is a land of light! - The Better Country
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Better Country.
1. Oh yes! there is a land of light!
One where the Sun no more goes down;
wherein there shall be no more night,
where darkening skies no more shall frown;
and when this earth so dark appears,
onward I look, and dry my tears. PDF - Midi
2. Oh, yes, there is a land of peace!
No jarring sound can there intrude;
there discord and contention cease;
those crystal walls all strife exclude!
and when earth's tumults pain my ear,
I smile and say "That land draws near."
3. Oh, yes, there is a land of life!
Where glorious forms around the throne
no longer fear the dying strife –
suffering and death are there unknown.
When here death's ravages I see,
oh! how I long away to flee!
4. Oh, yes, there is a land of love,
where mind with mind, and heart with heart,
such sympathy, such oneness prove,
as this low state can ne'er impart:
and when for love like this I yearn,
thither my longing eyes I turn.
5. Oh, land of light, peace, life, and love,
sweet is the thought that I, ere long,
shall to thy blissful scenes remove,
and shine thy glorious forms among.
Saviour! I look to that bright home,
and wait and long to see thee come.
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 93-94.