682. In Heaven Above

1 In heaven above, in beaven above,
where God our Father dwells,
how boundless there the blessèdness--
no tongue its greatness tells!
There face to face, and full and free,
the everlasting God we see,
our God, the Lord of hosts!

2 In heaven above, in heaven above,
what glory deep and bright!
The splendor of the noonday sun
grows pale before its light;
that mighty Sun that ne’er goes down,
before whose face clouds never frown,
is God the Lord of hosts!

3 In heaven above, in heaven 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 heaven above, in heaven 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 heaven above, in heaven above
Title: In Heaven Above
Author: Laurentius Laurentii Laurinius (1622)
Adapter: Johan Astrom (1819)
Translator: William Maccall (1868, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8.6.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9; Isaiah 6:5; Isaiah 64:4; Revelation 21:4
Topic: The Christian Life: Death and Eternal Life; Funerals
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: I HIMMELEN
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8.6.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Traditional Norse melody



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