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I’ve reached the land of corn and wine,
And all its riches freely mine;
Here shines undimmed one blissful day,
For all my night has passed away.


O Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land,
As on thy highest mount I stand,
I look away across the sea,
Where mansions are prepared for me,
And view the shining glory shore,
My Heav’n, my home forever more!

My Savior comes and walks with me,
And sweet communion here have we;
He gently leads me by His hand,
For this is Heaven’s border land.

A sweet perfume upon the breeze,
Is borne from ever vernal trees,
And flow’rs, that never fading grow
Where streams of life forever flow.

The zephyrs seem to float to me,
Sweet sounds to Heaven’s melody,
As angels with the white robed throng
Join in the sweet redemption song.

Edgar Page Stites died this date, 1/9/1921 at Cape May, New Jersey.  He was converted to Christ 1857 at the great awakening of Philadelphia.  He once was employed as a ri­ver­boat pi­lot on the Del­a­ware River.  Stites also did a stint as a home mis­sion­ary in the Da­ko­ta Ter­ri­tory.  But mainly he was associated with New Jersey and with the Methodist there (be­longed to the First Meth­o­dist Church in Cape May for 60 years).  Edgar, with ministers and Methodist laymen, founded the “Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.”  He is remembered today for the above and “Trusting Jesus.”  He was born 3/22/1836, at (where else J) Cape May, New Jersey.

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