630. In Heaven Above

1 In heav'n above, in heav'n above,
where God our Father dwells:
how boundless there the blessedness!
No tongue its greatness tells.
There face to face, and full and free,
the everliving God we see,
our God, the Lord of hosts!

2 In heav'n above, in heav'n above,
what glory deep and bright!
The splendor of the noonday sun
grows pale before its light.
The mighty sun that goes not down,
before whose face clouds never frown,
is God, the Lord of hosts!

3 In heav'n above, in heav'n above,
no tears of pain are shed,
for nothing there can fade or die;
life’s fullness round is spread,
and like an ocean, joy o’erflows,
and with immortal mercy glows
our God, the Lord of hosts!

4 In heav'n above, in heav'n above,
God has a joy prepared,
which mortal ear has never heard,
nor mortal vision shared,
which never entered mortal thought,
in mortal dreams was never sought,
O God, the Lord of hosts!

Text Information
First Line: In heav'n above, in heav'n above
Title: In Heaven Above
Original Language: Norwegian/Scandinavian
Author: Laurentius L. Laurinus, 1573-1655
Author: William Maccall, 1812-1888
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Hope, Assurance
Tune Information
Name: I HIMMELEN, I HIMMELEN
Arranger: Elmer T. R. Hanke, 1901-1958
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8 6
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 2006 Augsburg Fortress



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