Sweet Beulah Land

Squire Parsons

About Sweet Beulah Land

This is the Southern gospel song by Squire Parsons; for the gospel hymn "Beulah Land" by Edgar Page Stites, see Beulah Land. The Southern gospel song Sweet Beulah Land, was written and composed by Squire Parsons in 1973. Parsons recorded it in 1979. It became the number one Southern Gospel single and received the Singing News Fan Awards for Song of the Year (as popularized by Squire Parsons and The Kingsmen) in 1981. It has been recorded by several other artists, including Carroll Roberson, The Chuck Wagon Gang, and the Gaither Homecoming Choir. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress gives the following definition of the term Land of Beulah: "the peaceful land in which the pilgrim awaits the call to the Celestial City". 


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I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
For time won't matter anymore.

Beulah Land (Beulah Land) I'm longing for you (I'm longing for you)
And some day (And some day) on thee I'll stand (Someday we will stand)
There my home (There my home) shall be eternal (Eternal)
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land

I'm looking now, just across the river
To where my faith, shall end in sight (Shall end in sight)
There's just a few more days to labor.
Then I will take my heavenly flight.

Beulah Land (Beulah Land) I'm longing for you (I'm longing for you)
And some day (And some day) on thee I'll stand (Someday we will stand)
There my home (There my home) shall be eternal
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land
Beulah Land, oh it's Beulah Land
Oh Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land

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Squire Parsons

Squire Enos Parsons, Jr. (born April 4, 1948), is a Southern Gospel singer and songwriter. He was born in Newton, West Virginia, to Squire and Maysel Parsons, and was introduced to music by his father, who was a choir director and deacon at Newton Baptist Church. Squire's father taught him to sing using shaped notes. more »

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11 facts about this song

Origin of the Song
"Sweet Beulah Land" is a gospel song written and performed by Squire Parsons, an American Southern Gospel singer.
Songwriter's Inspiration
The song was reportedly inspired by Parsons’ reflection on the biblical verse, Isaiah 62:4 - "You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married".
Release Date
"Sweet Beulah Land" was first released in 1979 and quickly became a popular anthem in Christian circles.
Recognitions & Awards
The song won the Singing News Fan Awards for Song of the Year in 1981.
Popularity
It is the most popular song written by Squire Parsons, and it has been performed by numerous other artists, including the Southern gospel group The Inspirations.
Significance of the Song
"Sweet Beulah Land" refers to the land of Israel in the Biblical context, but is used metaphorically in the song as a reference to heaven.
Film Appearance
The song was featured in the 2016 film "Pure Country Pure Heart," showcasing its enduring appeal and recognition.
Impact on the Composer
"Sweet Beulah Land" forever marked Squire's career, as he still continually performs the song at churches and venues around the world and it remains his signature song.
Genre of the Song
"Sweet Beulah Land" is classified in the Southern Gospel genre, a style of Christian music that's popular in the southern United States.
Late Recognition
Despite the song's initial release in 1979, it didn't win its major award until 1981, showcasing how the song had a lasting impact and grew in popularity over time.
The Song’s Author
Squire Parsons is not only a singer but also a prolific songwriter in the Southern Gospel genre.

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