Heavenward still our pathway tendsAuthor: Benjamin Schmolck (1731); Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1841)
Published in 15 hymnals
1 Heav'nward still our pathway tends;
Here on earth we are but strangers,
Till our road in Canaan ends,
Safely passed this wild of dangers;
Here we but as pilgrims rove,
For our home is there above.
2 Heav'nward still, my soul, ascend!
Thou art one of heaven's creations;
Earth can ne'er give aim or end
Fit to fill thy aspirations;
And a heaven-enlightened mind
Ever turns, its source to find.
3 Heav'nward still! God calls to me
In His Word, so loudly speaking;
Glimpses in that Word I see
Of the home I'm ever seeking:
While my heart that call attends,
Still to heaven my path ascends.
4 Heav'nward! this I always think
When He spreads for me His table,
And I taste the meat and drink
That with heavenly strength enable;
After earth's oft bitter bread
There His marriage feast is spread.
5 Heav'nward! far beyond the skies
Faith my portion's joys is counting
Till my heart doth upward rise
Sun and moon and stars surmounting.
All their light cannot compare
With the splendent glory there.
6 Heav'nward still when life shall close,
Death to my true home shall guide me:
Then, triumphant to my woes,
Lasting bliss shall God provide me:
Christ Himself the way has led;
Joyful in His steps I tread.
7 Heav'nward! Heav'nward! this my song.
This my watchword oft repeated.
Here for heaven I fondly long,
Vain delusions all defeated.
Heav'nward all my thoughts ascend
Till in heaven my path shall end.
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #362
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chapel Hymns: a selection of hymns, with appropriate tunes; adapted to vestry or other social religious meetings #58||Heav'nward still our pathway tends||1842|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #454||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances Elizabeth Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1868|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #454||Heavenward still our pathway tends||HOSIANNA, DAVID'S SOHN||Benjamin Schmolk; Frances Elizabeth Cox||7, 8, 7.||1890||The Christian Life | The Heavenly Spirit; Easter Season, Fourth Sunday | ; Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity | ; Twenty Seventh Sunday after Trinity ||
|Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #516||Heavenward still our pathway tends||MEINHOLD||Frances Elizabeth Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1917||The Life Everlasting | Heaven|
|Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d47||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1908|
|Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d246||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1900|
|Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #486||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1865|
|Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #578||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances Elizabeth Cox; Benjamin Schmolk, 1672-1737||1891|
|The Book of Worship #405||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Benjamin Schmolcke; Frances Elizabeth Cox||126.96.36.199.7.7.||1907||The Heavenly Mind ||
|The Evangelical Hymnal. Text ed. #d126||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1919|
|The Hymnal : authorized by the General Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church #d157||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1941|
|The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d158||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1906|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #578||Heavenward still our pathway tends||Frances E. Cox; Benjamin Schmolk||1908|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #507||Heavenward still our pathway tends||[Heavenward still our pathway tends]||B. Schmolk||7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7.||1913||The Church Year | Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity; Pilgrimage ||
|Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #362||Heav'nward still our pathway tends||F. E. Cox; B. Schmolcke; A. Ramsey||1918||Life Eternal ||