"Sweet Beulah Land" is a classic American Christian hymn by the hymnist Edgar Page Stites. Stites compared the beauty of the natural landscape of his homeland, America, to the divine majesty of God's kingdom, "my home forevermore!" This popular American song has been performed by many Country and Christian music artists in the 20th century. Find the full lyrics and music videos below!
1 I’ve reached the land of corn and wine,
And all its riches freely mine;
Here shines undimmed one blissful day,
For all my night has passed away.
O Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land, As on thy highest mount I stand,
I look away across the sea, Where mansions are prepared for me,
And view the shining glory shore, My Heav’n, my home forevermore!
2 My Savior comes and walks with me,
And sweet communion here have we;
He gently leads me by His hand,
For this is Heaven’s borderland. (Chorus)
3 A sweet perfume upon the breeze
Is borne from ever-vernal trees;
And flowers that never fading grow
Where streams of life forever flow. (Chorus)
4 The zephyrs seem to float to me,
Sweet sounds of Heaven’s melody,
As angels with the white-robed throng
Join in the sweet redemption song. (Chorus)
The Story Behind Sweet Beulah Land
According to BlueLetterBible, "After serving in the American civil war at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edgar Stites became a riverboat pilot on the Delaware River. He belonged to the First Methodist Church in Cape May, New Jersey, for 60 years, and often attended the annual Methodist Assembly at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. For a while, he was a home missionary in the Dakota Territory."
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