810. In Heav'n 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 Heav'n Above
Original Language: Norwegian/Scandinavian
Author: Laurentius L. Laurinus, 1573-1655 (Adapt.)
Translator: William Maccall, 1812-1888 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Death and Life to Come; Funeral and memorial service; Heaven (1 more...)
Tune Information
Key: A Major
Source: Norwegian folk tune
Copyright: Setting © by Augsburg Publishing House. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

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