The heavenly land

I love to think of the heavenly land

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Tune: [I love to think of the heavenly land]
Published in 35 hymnals

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1 I love to think of the heavenly land,
Where white-robed angels are;
Where many a friend is gathered safe
From fear and toil and care.

Chorus:
There’ll be no parting,
There’ll be no parting,
There’ll be no parting,
There’ll be no parting there.

2 I love to think of the heavenly land,
Where my Redeemer reigns,
Where rapturous songs of triumph rise,
In endless, joyous strains. [Chorus]

3 I love to think of the heavenly land,
The saints’ eternal home,
Where palms and robes, and crowns ne’er fade,
And all our joys are one. [Chorus]

4 I love to think of the heavenly land,
That promised land so fair;
Oh, how my raptured spirit longs
To be forever there! [Chorus]

Amen.

Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #345

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love to think of the heavenly land
Title: The heavenly land
Author: Lewis Hartsough
Refrain First Line: There'll be no parting

Notes

I love to think of the heavenly land. [Heaven.] Anon. in the American New Golden Censer, 1864, in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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