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Immanuel's Land

from Sleep Easy (Album) by The McMakens

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The sands of time are sinking,
The dawn of heaven breaks;
The summer morn I’ve sighed for
The fair, sweet morn awakes:
Dark, dark had been the midnight

But dayspring is at hand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Imanuel’s land.

I’ve wrestled on towards Heaven,
'Gainst storm, and wind, and tide

Now, like a weary traveller, 

That leaneth on his guide,

Amid the shades of evening,

While sinks life's ling'ring sand,

I hail the glory dawning

From Immanuel's land.
Oh! Christ He is the Fountain,

The deep sweet well of love!

The streams on earth I've tasted, 

More deep I'll drink above:

There, to an ocean fulness,
His mercy doth expand,

And glory—glory dwelleth

In Immanuel's land.

Oh! I am my Belovèds,

And my Beloved is mine!

He brings a poor vile sinner 

Into His "House of wine."

I stand upon His merit,

I know no other stand,

Not e'en where glory dwelleth

In Immanuel's land.
I shall sleep sound in Jesus,
Fill'd with His likeness rise,

To live and to adore Him, 

To see Him with these eyes.

'Tween me and resurrection

But Paradise doth stand;

Then—then for glory dwelling

In Immanuel's land!


from Sleep Easy (Album), released October 1, 2009
Text by Ann Cousin
Music by Trevor McMaken


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The McMakens Aurora, Illinois

The McMakens is husband and wife duo Bonnie and Trevor McMaken. Their unique style of timeless American songwriting, lush instrumentation, and evocative vocals can be heard on their full-length albums "Homegrown" and "Sleep Easy," as well as their worship EP "In Wilderness and Glory." ... more

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