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Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land

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DAKOTA LAND
DWELLING IN BEULAH LAND


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Subject: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 11:48 AM

THIS IS THE SONG WRITTEN IN 1979 BY SQUIRE PARSONS. I HEARD IT LAST NIGHT AT A PICKIN AND HAVE NEVER HEARD IT DONE SO WELL.

HE SANG AND PICKED IT IN G BUT THEN I WAS LOST. HOPEFULLY ONE OF YOU GUYS CAN HELP ME. I HAVE THE LYRICS. NEED THE CHORDS. JEEP MAN


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 11:57 AM

Hi Jeep, I have it. Just back from vacation and catching up-- give me a coupla days to find it and post it.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 04:32 PM

You are still a SWEETIE. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 08:36 PM

Noticed this thread and would also like these lyrics if you would be so kind to send them to me at harryrages@onetel.net.uk Many thanks Gerald Argyll - Scotland


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 08:38 PM

Yup.

It will be words and chords.

Jeep, if you want to post the words here it would give me a start.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 10:56 PM

Sue, here is the web page. You will really like this page. Jim

www.homestead.com/deecross/beulah~ie4.html

Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 12:18 AM

AWWWW!!!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: rangeroger
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:39 AM

Jeepman and Susan, I went to that website and found that the lyrics were jumbled up and superimposed over one another. Did it appear that way to you or is it a problem with my browser?

rr


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:49 AM

I saw it fine. I will be posting them here with the chords in a few days. Do you want the words right away?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SWEET BEULAH LAND (Squire Parsons)
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:57 PM

SWEET BEULAH LAND
Squire Parsons

I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken,
For time won't matter any more.

CHO:
Beulah land, I'm longing for you;
And some day on thee I'll stand.
Where my home shall be eternal;
Beulah land, sweet Beulah land.

I'm looking now across the river
Where my faith will end in sight;
There's just a few more days to labor,
Then I will take my heavenly flight.


CHORDS

I'm (D7) kind of (G)homesick(C,G) for a (C)coun- (G)try
To which I've never (Bm7)(Am7) (D7)been be- (G)fore.
No (D7)sad good- (G)byes (C,G) will (C)there be spo- (G)ken (C,G),
For time won't (G)matter (Bm7, Am7) (D7)any (G)more (C, G).

CHO:
Beulah (G)land (D,G) I'm longing for you;
And some day (D,G) on thee I'll stand (D).
(Bm)Where (D7)my (G)home (D,G) shall be e- (B7)ter- (Em)nal;
(D7)Beulah (G)land (Bm7, C), sweet (G)Beu- (D7)lah (G)land (C,G).

SOURCE
Country & Western Gospel Hymnal vol. 4, Singspiration.

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Marymac90
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM

The Beulah Land song that I love is this one, which I know from the singing of Helen Schneyer. Here's the chorus:

I'm standing, on the mountain, undeneath a clear blue sky--(Praise God!)
I'm drinking, from the fountain, that never will run dry!
I'm feasting, on the manna, from the heavenly supply!
For I am dwelling in Beaulah Land!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:44 PM

I like that one too. There are so many!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 03:25 PM

Sue, you nailed it. Exactly what I need. YOU GOT GAME!

His Jeepness


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 03:53 PM

Sir Jeep,

Did you play it?

As I have heard Squire Parsons sing it, there are long drawn-out phrases made out of some of the words, and I was not sure if you had heard it that way-- it would affect chord placement on those chord-to-chord places where there is no new word stuck in. See what I mean? The placmenet in the book seemed not to reflect how he sings it-- but really anyone else's arrangement ought to be just a starting point for each of us as we take a piece into our hearts and run it outen our mouths.

And thanks, dear, but no, I don't got game on this one-- I got BOOK! *G*

Now when do I get a Jeep Man Special tape with all you have been learning? Huh? What about THAT??

Maybe title the project, The Jeepness of Jeep. *G*

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Burke
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 05:46 PM

The only way I have ever heard this is a cappella as a sort of call & response at Sacred Harp singings in northeast Alabama. I found a couple of recording on the internet with lots of accompaniment that just don't do a thing for me compared to what we do with it at the singings.

Here are the recordings I found bensonsound and The Providence Quartet Can anyone recommend a good one?

I did find an interesting background article here: Herald Dispatch


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Jeep man
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 07:03 PM

I am getting started. Since I am talent impaired, it will take a while,but then I will perform in brilliant mediocrity.

Just for you Darlin. Soon. Your Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 08:42 PM

"Just for you" when I have a gospel tape library? Really? OK, I can try to behave.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: GUEST,cameo lady
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 01:52 AM

does anyone have the sheet music for sweet beulah land by squire parsons. if so i would appreciatenit so much if you would share it with me


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEULAH LAND (Stites/Sweney)
From: Q
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 02:30 PM

No one seems to have posted the hymn "Beulah Land," although it is the inspiration for several songs such as "Sweet Beulah Land" (Parsons) and parodies such as Dakota Land, Saskatchewan, etc., based on the refrain, which are in the DT. Several mentions in posts.

Lyr. Add: BEULAH LAND
(Lyrics by E. P. Stites, music J. R. Sweney)

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.

Refrain:
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 forever more!

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 border land.

Refrain

A sweet perfume upon the breeze,
Is borne from ever vernal trees,
And flow'rs, that never fading grow
Where streams of life forever flow.

Refrain

The zephyrs seem to float to me,
Sweet sounds to Heaven's melody,
As angels with the white robed throng
Join in the sweet redemption song.

Refrain

Beulah Land
Always reminds me of the Dust Bowl and Depression days, when, in the west, someone was always humming the refrain or singing a line or two.
Sheet music at Levy Sheet Music and American Memory, published 1878 with music by John R. Sweney, Ditson & Co., Philadelphia. Words by Edgar P. Stites, 1876. Levy copy better: Beulah Land
(http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/display.pl?record=162.062.000&pages=5)

"Dwelling in Beulah Land," C. Austin Miles, 1911, was heard in the folk revival days and sung by Helen Schneyer on Folk Legacy. Chords in "Rise Up Singing," 1988, 1992, a "Sing Out" publication, p. 92. Lyrics in the DT.
Some comments in thread 15101: Beulah Land


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Q
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 04:38 PM

Here is the version by Tom Isern, from "The Great Plains Songbook," www.plainsfolk.com/songs/. It combines versions to satisfy everybody: Song Book

Lyr. Add: BEULAH LAND (parody)

I've reached the land of corn and wheat,
Of pumpkin pies and potatoes sweet.
I bought my farm from Uncle Sam,
And now I'm happy as a clam.

Refrain 1
Oh, Kansas Land, sweet Kansas Land,
As on the highest hill I stand,
I look the pleasant landscape o'er,
For acres broad I'll sigh no more,
Till Gabriel's trump, in loud command,
Says I must leave my Kansas Land.

My chickens, they are Plymouth Rock,
My horses, Clydesdale Norman stock,
My cattle Durham, very fine
And Poland China are my swine.

Refrain 2
Dakota land, Dakota Land,
As on the highest hill I stand,
I look the pleasant landscape o'er,
For acres broad I'll sigh no more,
Till Gabriel's trump, in loud command,
Says I must leave Dakota Land.

Saskatchewan, the land of snow,
Where winds are always on the blow,
Where people sit with frozen toes--
And why we stay here, no one knows.

Refrain 3
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan,
There's no place like Saskatchewan.
We sit and gaze across the plains,
And wonder why it never rains,
Till Gabriel doth his trumpet sound,
And says the rain has gone around.

Isern remarks; "Somehow people in North Dakota think the verse about Saskatchewan is hilarious, and I think it's funny they think it's funny."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Burke
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 05:37 PM

I mentioned earlier singing Sweet Buelah Land at a Sacred Harp singing. Here's a MP3 of it being sung.

If you don't want go direct to the MP3 it's on this page. It's the 5th tune from the bottom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: Q
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 06:04 PM

Does anyone have the sheet music for "Sweet Beulah Land," Squire Parsons Jr.? There are two 'last' verses not included in the post by WYSIWYG. Is either or both in the sheet music?

There my home shall be eternal,
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land.
Beulah Land, Beulah Land,
Beulah Land, Sweet Beulah Land.

I see the lights I hear the singing
A brand new song of joy divine
My soul rejoices just in knowing
That soon these pleasures will be mine.

Hear Mike Perkey sing "Beulah Land," based on the Squire Parsons song. Beulah Land
Here are his words- not very different, but easier to copy than to explain."

Beulah Land (Mike Perkey)

I'm homesick for a city
To which I've never been before
No sad good bye's will ever be spoken
For time won't matter anymore.

Beulah Land, I'm longing for you
And someday on thee I'll stand
There my home shall be eternal
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land.

Oh now I'm looking, well I'm looking for a river
Where my faith is going to end insight
Oh there's just a few more days
We're going to have to labor
Then I will take my Heavenly flight.

Beulah Land, I'm longing for you
And someday on thee I'll stand
There my home shall be eternal
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 08:44 PM

The one in Gospel's Best~Words and Music (Hal Leonard) and in Southern Gospel Music (Hal Leonard) is a two-stanza vesion, quoted by Susan (Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:57 PM).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: SWEET BEULAH LAND
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 09:51 PM

Might have more. Remind me next week!

~S~


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BEULAH LAND (from Greg Brown)
From: GUEST,Deacon Dave
Date: 12 May 06 - 02:21 PM

here is a version done by Greg Brown:

BEULAH LAND
by Greg Brown, traditional
from Live at the Black Sheep (2003)
with Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers, and Karen Savoca
Key of D (candidate for open D tuning)


D
I got a mother in Beaulah land, out shine the sun
G                                              D
I got a mother in Beaulah land, out shine the sun
D
I got a mother in Beaulah land, out shine the sun
      A               D
Way beyond the sky,
_____
D
Ah, come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
G                                               D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
      A         D
Way beyond the sky
_____
D
Well I got a sister in Beulah land, out shine the sun
G                                              D
I got a sister in Beulah land, out shine the sun
D
I got a sister in Beulah land, out shine the sun
      A         D
Way beyond the sky
_____
D
So let's come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
G                                               D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
      A         D
Way beyond the sky
_____
(instrumental)

D
I got a father in Beulah land, out shine the sun
G                                              D
I got a father in Beulah land, out shine the sun
D
Come on, I got a father in Beulah land, out shine the sun
      A         D
Way beyond the sky,

D
So let's come on, come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun
G                                                D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun,
D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun,
      A         D
Way beyond the sky
_____
(instrumental)

D
Well my whole family in Beulah land, out shine the sun,
G                                               D
My whole family in Beulah land, out shine the sun,
D
My whole family in Beulah land, out shine the sun,
      A         D
Way beyond the sky

D
So come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun,
G                                                D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun,
D
Come on go home to Beulah land, out shine the sun,
      A         D
Way beyond the sky,
             A         D
I said, way beyond the sky,
             A         D
I said, way beyond the sky


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 12:51 PM

http://www.therarelyherd.com/documents/sweetbeulahland.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 07:50 AM

hi i just logged on to the site to search for Beaulah land lirycs, and somehow the name of the song is the same yet there are many versions to it.
can someone qoute me on the bible where it speaks of such a place or a verse with the content of "Beaulah land" i am South African and we sing it totally different but i just thought knowing the story and the songs lirycs would help.
ps to God be praises.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 08:17 AM

My daughters Andie (11) and Hilary (9) and I used to sing the original Squire Parsons in 3 part harmony.   Andie used to do a lovely echoing alto part for the chorus. Our church was Beulah Baptist.

This song was sung by Hilary at Andie's funeral in May 2005 (2 weeks before what would have been Andie's 24th birthday). Heartbreaking -Andie was not there to sing that sweet harmony part but I could hear it nevertheless.

Miraculously, I have performed it straight at 2 folk sessions. Would like to learn that echoing part Andie used to sing on my lap dulcie. Much work needed on this.

The chords will help me accompany on guitar. Thanks for posting them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEULAH LAND (Georgia Sea Island Singers)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:25 AM

I'm listening to the Georgia Sea Island Singers doing a version of Beulah Land with drum, fife banjo & delightful syncopated hand clapping, all led by John Davis with Bessie Jones as 2nd lead


BEULAH LAND

(Chorus)
Beulah land, Beulah land
I've got a home in Beulah land (Repeat)

Well, I've got a home in Beulah land
Not goin' ta stop until I reach that land
But I'm gonna meet mother in Beulah land (Chorus)

Down in Babylon, on that old field
He gonna, saw that chariot wheel
Well, not so p'ticular 'bout that chariot wheel
But I just want to know how the chariot feel (Chorus)

Way down yonder on ... Jordan shore
Angels say that time will be no mo'
Well, some come crippled, some come lame
All come hoppin' in my Jesus' name (Chorus)

Way down yonder in Jordan's shore
When we meet we'll part no more
Not so p'ticular 'bout part no more
Gonna meet my mother in Beulah land (Chorus)

Well, Jordan's river it's chilly & col'
It chills your body, but not your soul
Well, I'm not so p'ticular 'bout the body and the soul
I'm gonna meet my mother in Beulah land (Chorus)

I've got a home in Beulah land
Not goin' ta stop until I reach that land
But I'm gonna meet mother in Beulah land (Chorus)

Well, I've got a home in Beulah land
Not goin' ta stop until I shake her hand
Well, I'm not so p'ticular jus' 'bout shakin' her hand
Lord, gonna meet my mother in Beulah land (Chorus)


Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:26 AM

Hello, GUEST 30 Dec 08 - 07:50 AM.

"Beulah" is a Hebrew word that means "married". However, in Isaiah 62:4 (KJV), the word Beulah is usually interpreted as a referent for the land of Israel.

See http://www.answers.com/topic/beulah-1

"A symbolic name for Israel, in referring to the restoration of Jerusalem, which will no longer be called "Forsaken" or "Desolate", but "Hephzibah" – "My delight is in her" and "Beulah" – "Married" (Is 62:4).

Also, see Beulah Land in Christian Music Tradition,
Isaiah 62:4 (KJV)

http://www.claudemariottini.com/user/Roberts%20Beula%20Land%20Complete.pdf


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:34 AM

Here's an excerpt from http://www.claudemariottini.com/user/Roberts%20Beula%20Land%20Complete.pdf:

"The significance of a new name is also noted by Freehof who states, "A new name is a symbol of a new and better life." In Israelite culture, the giving of a new name also was "a sign that the receiver of the name is coming under the authority of the giver of the name." In giving Zion a new name, God was calling Zion to be under his authority.

The word "Hephzibah" is translated from Hebrew as "My Delight is in Her". This word is expressing God's love and tenderness towards His people. According to Haak, the word "Hephzibah" is "found in only two places in the Bible. First, it was what the God-fearing
Hezekiah called his wife. In II Kings 21:1 we learn that Hezekiah's wife was called "Hephzibah" and Hezekiah could say concerning his wife, 'My delight is in her'." God is delighting in his people. In the last part of Isaiah 62: 4 God is calling them into a relationship "where thy land shall be married." The marriage imagery is used to indicate that Yahweh is inviting his people to be in relationship with Him. This is what the word Beulah is signifying. Yahweh is the groom, Israel the bride. The marriage theme is used throughout the Old Testament and the author of verse 4 uses it to "describe the relationship between Yahweh and his people, much as his predecessors, Hosea, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Second Isaiah, had done."35 Isaiah 62:4-5 gives a complete picture of the marriage imagery"...


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Subject: Lyr Add: IS NOT THIS THE LAND OF BEULAH
From: Q
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 02:50 PM

IS NOT THIS THE LAND OF BEULAH
(I Am Dwelling on the Mountain)
"Thy land shall be called Beulah" Isaiah 62:4

1. I am dwelling on the mountain,
Where the golden sunlight gleams,
O'er a land whose wondrous beauty,
Far exceeds my fondest dreams,
Where the air is pure ethereal,
Laden with the breath of flowers,
They are blooming by the fountain,
'Neath the amaranthine bowers.

CHORUS: Is not this the Land of Beulah?
Blessed, blessed land of light;
Where the flowers bloom forever,
And the sun is always bright.

2. I can see far down the mountain
Where I wandered weary years;
Often hindered in my journey
By the ghosts of doubts and fears,
Broken vows and disappointments
Thickly sprinkled all the way,
But the spirit led unerring,
To the land I hold today.

3. I am drinking at the fountain,
Where I ever would abide;
For I've tasted life's pure river,
And my soul is satisfied;
There's no thirsting for life's pleasures,
Nor adorning, rich and gay:
For I've found a richer treasure,
One that fadeth not away.

Old hymn, often used in lined-out singing. Hear it sung in this traditional way by members of Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church, Blackey, KY, led by Elwood Cornett, at Digital Library of Appalachia:
I Am Dwelling on the Mountain
'Click here to display item' leads to the singing.

The lyrics and music are used as a frontispiece to: Elder John R. Daily, 1918 (and continuing reprints), "Primitive Baptist Hymn & Tune Book," The Primitive Baptist Library, Carthage, IL.

More information on the age or origin of this hymn would be appreciated.

A fourth verse and musical arrangement* was added by Harriet W. R. Qua and John W. Dadman in late 19th c. The verse detracts from the simple perfection of the original.

(4*
Tell me not of heavy crosses,
Nor the burdens hard to bear,
For I've found this great salvation
Makes each burden light appear;
And I love to follow Jesus,
Gladly counting all but dross,
Worldly honors all forsaking,
For the glory of the cross.)

Cyberhymnal; Is Not This the Land of Beulah?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAND OF BEULAH (Bradbury)
From: Q
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 04:08 PM

Lyr. Add: THE LAND OF BEULAH (Bradbury)

There is a land, a happy land
Where tears are wiped away
From ev'ry eye by God's own hand,
And night is turned to day.

Chorus:
O come, angel band,
Come and around me stand.
O bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home,
O bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home.

2
There is a home, a happy home,
Where wayward trav'lers rest;
Where toil and langour never come
And ev'ry mourner's blest.
3
There is a port, a peaceful port,
A safe and quiet shore
Where weary mariners resort,
And hear the storms no more.
4
That land be mine, that calm retreat,
That crown of glory bright;
Then I'll esteem each bitter sweet,
And every burden light.

No. 261, with musical score.
John R. Daily, 1918 etc., "Primitive Baptist Hymn & Tune Book," The Ptimitive Baptist Library, Carthage, IL.

Reminiscent of "Happy Land," Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Wm. Walker.


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Subject: Tune Add: BEULAH LAND (E Page, J R Sweney)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 12:16 AM

Sheet music for BEULAH LAND, attributed to Edgar Page and J. R. Sweney, can be found in Franklin Square Song Collection, No. 2 By John Piersol McCaskey (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884) and in Favorite Songs and Hymns for School and Home by John Piersol McCaskey (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899).

The lyrics seem to correspond to those posted by Q above at 07 Jan 05 - 02:30 PM.

I don't know why the attribution is different; perhaps the lyrics are set to a different tune?


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE PITCHED MY TENT IN BEULAH (Harris)
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:59 AM

Here's another Beulah song. If someone wants to annotate all the scriptural allusions, feel free!

"I'VE PITCHED MY TENT IN BEULAH"
by Mrs. M.J. Harris, 1908

I long ago left Egypt, for the promised land,
I trusted in my Savior and to His guiding hand,
He led me out to vict'ry thro' the great red sea,
I sang a song of triumph, and shouted, "I am free."

(chorus)
You need not look for me, down in Egypt's sand,
For I have pitched my tent far up in Beulah's land;
You need not look for me, down in Egypt's sand,
For I have pitched my tent far up in Beulah's land;

I followed close beside Him and the land soon found,
I did not halt nor tremble, for Canaan I was bound,
My Guide I fully trusted and He led me in,
I shouted, "Hallelujah, my heart is free from sin."

I started for the highlands where the fruits abound,
I pitched my tent near Hebron, there grapes of Eschol found,
With milk and honey flowing, and new wine so free,
I have no love for Egypt, it has no charm for me.

My heart is so enraptured as I press along,
Each day I find new blessings, which fill my heart with song,
I'm ever marching onward to that land on high,
Some day I'll reach my mansion that's builded in the sky.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 08:43 PM

Thanks so much to all of you. I looked in all my books for this Hymn and it was not there. Now I know why. It was written in 1979 and all of my books are old. I love this Hymn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: GUEST,lostsouls35
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 10:52 AM

I need to know if playing {sweet beulah land}in D major--with the guitar, what would be the cord arrangement? I heard this song, done by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. I think they may be doing song in key of "G"---alittle too high for my voice. Can anyone help me??


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sweet Beulah Land
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 03:13 PM

Sheet music for BEULAH LAND (Stites/Sweney) can be found in Goodly Pearls for the Sunday-School by John R. Sweney & John J. Hood (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1875), page 30.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEULAH LAND (Mississippi John Hurt)
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 07:49 AM

MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT 12 - MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT - BEULAH LAND LYRICS
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I got a mother in Beulah Land outshine the sun
A E
I got a mother in Beulah Land outshine the sun
E
I got a mother in Beulah Land outshine the sun
B7 E
Way beyond the sky

Yes come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Way beyond the sky

I got a father in Beulah Land outshine the sun
I got a father in Beulah Land outshine the sun
I got a father in Beulah Land outshine the sun
Way beyond the sky

Yes come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Way beyond the sky

I got a sister in Beulah Land outshine the sun
I got a sister in Beulah Land outshine the sun
I got a sister in Beulah Land outshine the sun
Way beyond the sky

Yes come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
come on and go to Beulah Land outshine the sun
Way beyond the sky


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