78. Beautiful Land on High

Someone has written in pencil across the outside margin of this hymn, “Just after Prayer”. The handwriting does not match that of the person who wrote their name on the fly page as the owner. It is, by its style, from the same era, however.
In the refrain, the men and altos echo the last two words while the sopranos hold the note.

Verse 1:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
To its glories I fain would fly;
When by sorrows pressed down,
I long for my crown,
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain:
In that beautiful land I’ll be, (I’ll be,)
From earth and its cares set free; (set free;)
My Jesus is there, He’s gone to prepare
A place in that land for me, (for me,)
In that beautiful land on high. (on high.)

Verse 2:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
I shall enter it by and by;
There with friends hand in hand,
I’ll walk on the strand,
In that beautiful land on high.

Verse 3:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
Then why should I fear to die?
When death is the way
To the realms of the day
In that beautiful land on high.

Verse 4:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
And my kindred its bliss enjoy;
Methinks I now see how
They’re waiting for me
In that beautiful land on high.

J. Nicholson/C.A. Havens
1886 The John Church Co.

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77. Remembered Blessings

Verse 1:
I sang, one day, a sad, sweet song,
‘Twas at the twilight hour;
A flame of love came gently down–
I felt its melting power.

Refrain:
Oh, the blessing and the power that the Lord gave me then,
I never shall forget, I never shall forget;
Even now ’tis stealing over me again and again,
It lingers with me yet.

Verse 2:
So filled was I, I sang no more,
My heart o’erflowed with bliss;
With tearful eye and throbbing breast
I knelt in thankfulness.

Verse 3:
Thus, oft my Savior comes to me,
When all is lone and still;
Each blessing makes me long the more
To do His holy will.

Verse 4:
I praise the Lord the fire still burns
With Pentacostal flame;
The altar of my soul’s aglow,
All glory to His name.

Geo. L. Brown
1893 Wm. J. Kirkpatrick

76. There’s a Blessing at the Cross for Me

Verse 1:
I have laid my burden down where the crimson waters flow,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I have found a spring of joy that the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I have found a spring of joy that the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 2:
I have laid my burden down and my troubled heart is still,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I am learning there by faith my Redeemer’s gracious will,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I am learning there by faith my Redeemer’s gracious will,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 3:
I have laid my burden down; oh, the peace that fills my soul!
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I was dead but now I live since my Savior made me whole,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I was dead but now I live since my Savior made me whole,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 4:
I have laid my burden down and my Savior gives me rest,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I can pillow now my head on His gentle, loving breast,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I can pillow now my head on His gentle, loving breast,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Fanny J. Crosby/Jno. R. Sweney
1883 John J. Hood

75. Some Blessed Day

Verse 1:
Some day, but when I cannot tell,
To toil and tears I’ll bid farewell;
For I shall with the angels dwell,
Some day, some blessed day.

Refrain:
Some day,…..(Some blessed day,) some day…..(some blessed day;)
I’ll be at home with Christ to stay,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 2:
Some day, within the gates so fair,
A golden harp my hands shall bear;
And glist’ning robes of white I’ll wear,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 3:
Some day, I’ll see my Savior’s face,
And, welcomed to His blest embrace,
Shall with His people find a place,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 4:
Some day, some blessed day, I know
I’ll find the loved of long ago,
And find how much to Christ I owe,
Some day, some blessed day,

Rev. C.W. Ray, D.D./Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
1893 Wm. J. Kirkpatrick

74. Onward and Upward

The ladies sing over the men in the first and third lines of the refrain.

Verse 1:
Onward still, and upward,
Follow evermore
Where our mighty Leader
Goes in love before;
“Looking unto Jesus,”
Reach a helping hand
To a struggling neighbor,
Helping him to stand.

Refrain:
Marching on——–ward, up——–ward,
(Marching onward, marching onward, onward,)
Marching steadily onward,
Jesus leads the way,
Marching on————–ward, up————–ward,
(onward, marching onward, onward, upward, marching upward, upward,)
Onward unto glory,
To the perfect day.

Verse 2:
Onward, ever onward,
Thro’ the pastures green,
Where the streams flow softly
Under skies serene;
Or, if need be, upward,
O’er the rocky steep,
Trusting Him who guides us,
Strong to save and keep.

Verse 3:
Upward, ever upward,
T’ward the radiant glow,
Far above the valley
Where the mist hangs low;
On, with songs of gladness,
Till the march shall end,
Where ten thousand thousand
Hallelujahs blend.

E.E. Hewitt/Jno. R. Sweney
1890 Jno. R. Sweney

73. The Gospel Feast

“Come, for all things are ready.”

 Luke 14:16

Come, sinners, to the gospel feast;
It is for you, it is for me;
Let ev’ry soul be Jesus’ guest;
It is for you, it is for me.

Refrain:
Salvation full, salvation free,
The price was paid at Calvary;
O weary wand’rer, come and see,
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 2:
Ye need not one be left behind,
It is for you, it is for me;
For God hath bidden all mankind,
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 3:
Sent by my Lord, on you I call;
It is for you, it is for me;
The invitation is to all;
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 4:
Come, all the world! come, sinner, thou!
It is for you, it is for me;
All things in Christ are ready now,
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 5:
Come, all ye souls by sin oppressed,
It is for you, it is for me;
Ye restless wanderers after rest;
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 6:
Ye poor, and maimed, and halt, and blind
It is for you, it is for me;
In Christ a hearty welcome find,
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 7:
My message as from God receive;
It is for you, it is for me;
Ye all may come to Christ and live;
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 8:
O let this love your hearts constrain,
It is for you, it is for me;
Nor suffer Him to die in vain,
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 9:
See Him set forth before your eyes,
It is for you, it is for me;
That precious, bleeding sacrifice;
It is for you, it is for me.

Verse 10:
His offered benefits embrace,
It is for you, it is for me;
And freely now be saved by grace,
It is for you, it is for me

Charles Wesley (chorus by H.L.G.)/H.L. Gilmour
1880 H.L. Gilmour

72. The Unclouded Day

Verse 1:
Oh, they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
Oh, they tell me of a home far away;
Oh, they tell me of a home where no storm-clouds rise,
Oh, they tell me of an unclouded day;
Oh, the land of cloudless day,
Oh, the land of an unclouded sky;
Oh, they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
Oh, they tell me of an unclouded day.

Verse 2:
Oh, they tell me of a home where my friends have gone,
Oh, they tell me of that land far away;
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance thro’ the unclouded day;
Oh, the land of cloudless day,
Oh, the land of an unclouded sky;
Oh, they tell me of my friends by the tree of life,
In the land of the unclouded day.

Verse 3:
Oh, they tell me of the King in His beauty there,
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow,
In the city that is made of gold;
Oh, that land mine eyes shall see,
Oh, that land of an unclouded sky;
Oh, they tell me of the King on His snow-white throne,
In the land of the unclouded day.

Verse 4:
Oh, they tell me that He smiles on His children there,
And His smile drives their sorrows all away;
And they tell me that no tears ever come again,
In that lovely land of unclouded day;
Oh, that land of lovely smiles,
Oh, the smiles of His love-beaming eye;
Oh, the King in His beauty invites us there,
To the land of the unclouded day.

Rev. J.K. Alwood/J.F. Kinsey
Echo Music Co.