Heaven is here, where hymns of gladnessAuthor: John G. Adams (1846)
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1. Heaven is here, where hymns of gladness
Cheer the toilers’ rugged way,
In this world where clouds of sadness
Often change to night our day;
Heaven is here, where misery lightened
Of its heavy load is seen,
Where the face of sorrow brightened,
By the deed of love hath been.
2. Where the sad, the poor, despairing,
Are uplifted, cheered, and blest,
Where in others’ labors sharing,
We can find our surest rest;
Where we heed the voice of duty,
Tread the path that Jesus trod;
This is Heaven, its peace, its beauty,
Radiant with the love of God.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2249
Heaven is here, where hymns of gladness. An altered form in the American Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904 (attributed there to John Quincy Adams), of "Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness," by J. G. Adams, p. 16, i. 1.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #2249||Heaven Is Here, Where Hymns of Gladness||Heaven is here, where hymns of gladness||AUSTRIA (Haydn)||John Adams||87.87 D||<cite>Hymns for Christian Devotion</cite>, 1846, number 419|