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Hymn score of: It was as if upon his breast - The Land of promise (Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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It was as if upon his breast - The Land of promise
(Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Land of promise.

"All the Land which thou seest, to thee will I give it.”
(Genesis 13, 15)

1. It was as if upon his breast
  he laid his piercèd hand,
and said “To thee, beloved and blessed,
  I give this goodly land.” (PDF - Midi)

2. O Land of fountains and of deeps,
  of God's exhaustless store –
O blessed Land, where he who reaps
  shall never hunger more –

3. O summer Land, for ever fair
  with God's unfading flowers;
O Land, where spices fill the air,
  and songs the golden towers –

4. O Land of safety, Land of home,
  of God my Father's kiss,
to thee, O glorious Land, I come,
  my heritage of bliss.

5. Lord, not through works of righteousness,
  the works that I have done,
but through the glory of thy grace,
  the merit of thy Son,

6. to me this goodly Land is given,
  the heart of Christ to me –
my Home, my Blessedness, my Heaven;
  my God, I worship thee.

Gertrude of Hellfde, † 1330.

Frances Bevan (after Gertrude of Hellfde), Hymns of Ter Steegen and others 2, 1899, 101-102.

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