Isaac Watts (1674-1748) wrote the lyrics of "There is a land of pure delight" and is known as the "Father of English Hymnody".
Watts was for the English hymn as Ambrose was for the medieval Latin hymn and what Martin Luther was for the German chorale.
He wrote about 750 songs, and some of them survide the ravahes of time. (Joy To The World, When I survey the wondrous cross, I sing the Mighty Power of God)
"There is a Land of Pure Delight" is usually in English-speaking areas sung on Luther Orlando Emerson's melody ('Ascription').
Here is used a traditional English melody ('Mendip').
There is a land of pure delight
Wheresaints immortal Reign.
Infinite day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
- ISMN: 9790035218549 (M035218549)