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There is a Happy Land

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There is a Happy Land
(Andrew Young)

There is a happy land, far far away;
Where saints in glory stand, bright, bright as day.
Oh, how they sweetly sing, "Worthy is our Savior King"
Loud let his praises ring, praise, praise for aye.

Bright in that happy land, beams every eye.
Kept by a Father's hand, Love cannot die.
Oh, then to glory run, Be a crown and kingdom won,
And bright above the sun, reign, reign for aye.

Come to that happy land. Come, come away.
Why will you doubting stand? Why still delay?
Oh, we shall happy be when from sin and sorrow free,
Lord, we shall dwell with thee, Blest, blest for aye.

note: the melody is, I am told, Hindu. Anybody know anything about
      it? Wherever it comes from, it's best known through parodies:
      Old Soldiers Never Die, There is a Boarding House etc. RG
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