Bright glory to come

Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard, Nor hath the fancy portrayed

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard] (Abbey)
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Eye hath not seen, Ear hath not heard
Nor hath the fancy portrayed,
What the dear Lord hath in reserve,
If His commands are obeyed.

We shall wander no more,
But on the bright shore,
We’ll share in that home,
The glory to come.

2 Mansions of joy, ages ago,
Jesus the Master foretold;
They are for us, just as they were
For the disciples of old. [Refrain]

3 Pilgrims are we, seeking to find,
Regions than Canaan more fair;
Heav’n is our home, over the tide,
Where is no sorrow or care. [Refrain]

4 Loved ones are there, torn from us here,
We their dear faces shall see;
Never farewell then shall be said,
Never a parting shall be. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #4

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard, Nor hath the fancy portrayed
Title: Bright glory to come
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: We shall wander no more
Copyright: Public Domain



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