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Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster)

Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Dec 08 - 05:20 PM
Genie 07 Dec 08 - 08:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Dec 08 - 09:47 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Dec 08 - 12:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 05:20 PM

Lyr. Add: THERE IS A LAND OF LOVE
Words Mary Ann Kidder, Music Stephen Collins Foster
1863

1
There is a land of love,
Where the pure and holy rest,
Far in the realms above,
In joy and gladness ever drest;
A land of beauty and delight,
Where the streets are paved with gold;
Where celestial flow'rs are blooming fair and bright,
And all is glorious to behold.

Chorus:
There is a land of love,
Over on Canaan's shore;
There the soul in Christ may sweetly rest,
And never, never leave it more.

2
There is a land of love
On the shores of the crystal sea;
There may the spirit rove,
From earthly trials ever free;
A land where tears are wiped away,
Where he blind their God behold,
Where the lame may walk along the heavenly way,
And the bondman ne'er again be sold!
3
There is a land of love
Where the soul of the ransomed sings;
There may the weary dove
From earthly wanderings fold her wings;
A land of truth and glory bright,
Where the pangs of death ne'er come;
Where Christ himself will be the only light!
Oh! may I call that land my home!

A little known religious song set to music by Foster.
Note the reference to 'bondman' and 'ransomed' in verses 2 and 3.

T. M. Walker, 1908, "The Melodies of Stephen C. Foster," p. 286; with musical scores and lyrics. Online.
http://www.ezfolk.com/library/songbooks/foster/stephen-foster-l/contents/contents.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster
From: Genie
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 08:55 PM

Thanks, Q.

Is there a MIDI available?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 09:47 PM

Yes, but I don't like it- at pdmusic.org-

Land of Love

Too base, too boomy. It is a beautiful song if handled right, the two voices in the score both heard.

I should have noted that it was published in Water's "Golden Harp" for Sunday Schools. Foster wrote several hymns or songs with religious themes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 10:06 PM

Sheet music is available at the Levy collection. Click here.

Levy Call Number: Box 070, Item 026
Title: [Foster-Hall Reproductions]. Waters' Golden Harp for Sunday School. There is a Land of Love.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Words by Mrs. M.A. Kiddes. Music by S[tephen] C[ollins] Foster. Arr. by Prof. Cull.
Publication: New York : Horace Waters, 481 Broadway
Date: [1863]
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: There is a land of love, Where the pure and the holy rest
First Line of Chorus: There is a land of love, over on Canaan's shore
Subjects: Portraits; Musicians; Singers; Biblical references; Religion; Death


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 12:27 PM

Sheet music for this and most S. C. Foster compositions in T. M. Walker, 1908, "The Melodies of Stephen C. Foster," Online.

Foster Melodies


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There Is a Land of Love (S. C. Foster
From: Genie
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 05:23 AM

Thanks, Q and Masato.

G


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