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There is a land mine eye hath seen,

The Better Land.

Poet: Gurdon Robins, 1843
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
There is a land mine eye hath seen,
In visions of enraptured thought
So bright that all which spreads between
Is with its radiant glory fraught;



2
A land upon whose blissful shore
There rests no shadow, falls no stain;
There those who meet shall part no more,
And those long parted meet again.



3
Its skies are not like earthly skies,
With varying hues of shade and light;
It hath no need of suns to rise,
To dissipate the gloom of night.



Gathering Home 33, Stanza 2 (Lines 1 & 3)
4
There sweeps no desolating wind
Across that calm, serene abode;
The wanderer there a home may find,
Within the paradise of God.




Adams, John Greenleaf, and Edwin Hubbell Chapin. Hymns for Christian Devotion: Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination. Boston: Universalist Publishing House, 1843.