1 Heavenward doth our journey tend,
Here on earth we are but strangers,
Towards our promised Land we wend,
Thro' a wilderness of dangers;
Here we roam a pilgrim band,
Yonder is our native land.
2 Heavenward stretch, my soul, thy wings,
Thou canst claim a heavenly nature;
Cleave not to these earthly things,
Thou canst rest not in the creature.
Every soul that God inspires,
Back to Him, its Source, aspires.
3 Heavenward! doth His Spirit cry,
Oft as in His word I hear Him;
Pointing to the rest on high
Where I shall be ever near Him.
When His Word fills all my thought,
Oft to heaven my soul is caught.
4 Heavenward still I long to haste,
When Thy Supper, Lord, is given;
Heavenly strength on earth I taste,
Feeding on the Bread of Heaven;
Such is e'en on earth our fare,
Who Thy marriage feast will share.
5 Heavenward! To that blessed home
Death at last will surely lead me;
All my trials overcome,
Christ with life and joy will feed me;
Who Himself hath gone before
That we too might heavenward soar.
6 Heavenward! This shall be my cry
While a pilgrim here I wander,
Passing earth's allurements by
For the love of what is yonder;
Heavenward all my being tends,
Till in Heaven my journey ends.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #407
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #86||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Schmolck||1858|
|Chorale Book for England, The #65||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Schmolck||1863|
|Christ in Song #319||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Benjamin Schmolk||1871|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #407||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Heavenward doth our journey tend||1880||Christian Life and Hope | ; The Walk of Godliness | Christian Resolve and Holiness|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #407||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Heavenward doth our journey tend||SAXONY (Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht)||Benjamin Schmolck; Catherine Winkworth||No. 22||1908||Fourth Sunday after Trinity | ; Twenty Third Sunday after Trintiy | ; Third Sunday after Easter | ; Christian Life and Hope | The Walk of Godliness: Christian Resolve and Holiness|
|Lyra Germanica: hymns for the Sundays and chief festivals of the Christian year #108||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Benjamin Schmolk||1856|
|Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year #47||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Heavenward doth our journey tend||Schmolck; Catherine Winkworth||7,7,7,7,7,7||1861|
|The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d29||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Benjamin Schmolk||1863|
|The Gospel Hymnal #d219||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Heavenward, doth our journey tend||Benjamin Schmolk||1880|