O Land Fair Land When When Shall I Behol


O land, fair land, when, when shall I behold thee?
Eyes dim with tears and eager for the sight,
Look far away through mists that now enfold me,
For that fair land where there shall be no night.

Refrain:
O land of beauty,
Land far away!
When shall I reach thee,
nevermore to stray?

O land, fair land, beyond our earthly vision,
Oft in our dreams thy golden streets we see;
Oft roam at will amid thy fields elysian,
With those from sin and earthly cares set free. [Refrain]

O land, fair land, our hope and comfort ever,
E’en now by faith we see thee from afar;
May this dear vision fail thy children never,
Grief’s darkest gloom makes brighter ev’ry star. [Refrain]

O land, fair land, for all the broken hearted,
When at the last the summons comes for me;
From those I love no more shall I be parted,
Safely I’ll rest in joy and peace with thee. [Refrain]