Dwelling In Beulah Land

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Lyrics and Music: C. Austin Miles

Ever wonder what it would be like in heaven? This hymn paints a picture of what it would be like. It was written by Charles Austin Miles in 1911 who was a pharmacist-turned-publisher. Miles was an amateur photographer who wrote many of his hymns in a darkroom, while waiting for the photographs to develop.

Far away the noise of strife upon my ear is falling.
Then I know the sins of earth beset on every hand.
Doubt and fear and things of earth in vain to me are calling.
None of these shall move me from Beulah Land.

Refrain:
I’m living on the mountain, underneath a cloudless sky.
I’m drinking at the fountain that never shall run dry.
O yes! I’m feasting on the manna from a bountiful supply,
For I am dwelling in Beulah Land.

Far below the storm of doubt upon the world is beating.
Sons of men in battle long the enemy withstand.
Safe am I within the castle of God’s Word retreating.
Nothing then can reach me-’tis Beulah Land.

Let the stormy breezes blow, their cry cannot alarm me;
I am safely sheltered here, protected by God’s hand.
Here the sun is always shining, here there’s naught can harm me.
I am safe forever in Beulah Land.

Viewing here the works of God, I sink in contemplation.
Hearing now His blessed voice, I see the way He planned.
Dwelling in the Spirit here I learn of full salvation.
Gladly I will tarry in Beulah Land.

I hope you enjoy this cheerful optimistic hymn.

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5 Responses to “Dwelling In Beulah Land”

  1. Kim Gordon says:

    There is nothing more important,and certainly nothing more precious than knowing the Lord Jesus personally and knowing His presence.

    Our following Jesus through the narrow gate and on the narrow path can be very difficult and painful at times,but we are gauranteed the presence of Christ on the narrow path,nothing is more precious in this world than that.

    When I was reading the information on the background of this hymn,I was wondering if he would probably use the time in the darkroom to be alone in communion with the Lord,and being filled with the joy and love of the Holy Spirit felt compelled to try and capture on paper what glories his soul was experiencing.
    I really appreciate this hymn,it’s probably my favorite.

  2. James says:

    Holy Spirit inspired music takes one straight to Heaven

  3. Patricia says:

    My mother was born in 1918 and she sang this wonderful old song, written back in 1911, her whole life. Today she is with her Lord Jesus in Heaven, but I can still remember her singing this encouraging song as she worked, the words ringing out in her clear sweet tones.

  4. Meryl says:

    God gave me a cottage in the country to rent. It is in the mountains, with lovely views, early morning sun on Patio. Soon after moving in, I sat out on that patio, glorying in my new surroundings of such beauty and peace, and the chorus, Dwelling in Beulah Land came to mind. My mouth filled with gratitude at what He has done for me, and I sang at the top of my voice. As I finished, I felt the Lord was saying, “This is Beulah Land!” When my landlady,( a friend, but not yet a Christian), heard this story, she promptly said she would name this acreage property Beulah Land. Another friend was here at the time, and enthusiastically asked her permission to make a sign to go over the entrance gate to the property. She heartily agreed, and within a short time, the sign was in place “Beulah Land.” God is so faithful. So I AM-” DWELLING IN BEULAH LAND,” literally, and all I did was sing the song and tell what happened, and HE did the rest. He really is so faithful, and meets my every need!

  5. Meryl says:

    He is true toHis word, and I DO live in Beulah Land

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