I want to meet Jesus

How happy the meeting in heaven will be

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [How happy the meeting in heaven will be]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 How happy the meeting in heaven will be
When, wondrously saved by grace!
The Savior who died for my sins I shall see,
And look on his loving face!

I want to be daily prepared for the end,
With heaven, my home, in full view;
I want to meet Jesus and all my dear friends;
My brother, do you? do you?

2 My soul has been longing my Savior to meet,
His presence and joy to share,
My happy companions with raptures to greet,
Awaiting me over there. [Refrain]

3 O glorious city of beauty and light,
With mansions so bright and fair!
My spirit thro’ Jesus made spotlessly white,
I’m coming to dwell up there. [Refrain]

4 If you are not ready to enter the door
That opens to yon fair home,
O linger unpardoned and Godless no more!
Repentant to Jesus come. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #109

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: How happy the meeting in heaven will be
Title: I want to meet Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: I want to be daily prepared
Copyright: Public Domain


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