C. Austin Miles (1868-1946) in 1911 wrote words and music to the familiar hymn, “Dwelling in Beulah Land.” He was prolific in his writing of 398 hymns, including the music to 8.
We have retained the tune with the entire chorus, although the title and much of the song was written to reflect doctrine for the church today. The original hymn would have you living on a mountain, drinking from a fountain, and eating manna all while dwelling beneath the sky in “Beulah Land,” which is a term found in Isaiah 62:4, describing a literal land on the Earth that God promised to Israel.
Whereas the Body of Christ was promised an eternal hope in Heavenly places as we read in Titus 1:2,
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”
Along with this verse, we see this hope in Ephesians 2:6 when spoken, “And hath raised us together and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
God has quickened you in…