Far away the noise of strife upon my ear

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.
  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 is planned;
    Dwelling in the spirit, here I learn of full salvation,
  Gladly will I tarry in Beulah Land.

Beulah means Married in Hebrew (cf. Isaiah 62:4)


San Juan, Philippines

Christ our Land!!!


Why we can't just enjoy and be happy. Christ wants us to be happy. He doesn't like long faces. When I hear this song, all I have is smile. This isn't the whole story of our Christian life, but this is the goal. We want to eventually be happy with Christ without any outside factors.

Cooper Selee

Monrovia, Liberia

I love this song, heard it for the first time almost 50 years ago in a choir practice at The Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Thank Google I am hearing it again today.

J. Kevin Watts

Ksm, Nyza, Kenya

Upon the land that we all await this song floods hope to our bright future which is comparable to nothing down here for the glory yet revealed is far much great that no mind can fathom ear nor eyes heard or seen... wherefore looking forward to such great reward brethren let's be diligent that we may be found in him have no wrinkled or spot/ blame but in perfect peace in harmony with his character... such that violence be heard no more in thy land wastage nor destruction within thy border but rather call our gates praise and walls salvation

Blessed are we if we do his commandment that we may have a right to life eternal and may enter the city through the Gates.... Amen


Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

What a life in Christ as our land!

Living on the mountain, underneath a cloudless sky,

Drinking at the fountain that never shall run dry;

Feasting on the manna from a bountiful supply,

Dwelling in Christ our Land!


Stockholm, Sweden

Christ is the best land to live in.

Phyllis Coates

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

I loved this song; beautiful.


Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia

very beautiful song to me..alleluya no sad anymore..!

Very beautiful song.. It blessed me..thx you for this website

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Born in Lakehurst, New Jersey, Miles attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words:

"It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most use to my Mas­ter, whom I serve will­ing­ly al­though not as ef­fi­cient­ly as is my de­sire." - hymntime

Miles was an amateur photographer who wrote many of his hymns in a darkroom, while waiting for the photographs to develop. - hymnpod

He also wrote the words and music for "I come to the garden alone", which tune is used for "O glorious Christ, Savior mine" #501, and which lyrics were probably the inspiration for #554 "I come to His presence afresh".

Caroline Krise

Pottstown, PA, United States

love this song!

Beulah means married in Hebrew.

Isaiah 62:4 And it will no longer be said to you, Forsaken! Nor to your land will it be said any longer, Desolate! But you will be called, My delight is in her, And your land, Married; For Jehovah delights in you, And your land will be married.

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