Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

The heavenly place

How oft there comes to me the thought

Author: R. F. Lehman
Tune: [How oft there comes to me the tho't]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How oft there comes to me the thought
That soon life’s work will all be wrought,
And then, with Jesus, I will be
In that blest place prepared for me.

Though all unworthy of His grace,
He hath for me prepared a place,
He saved me and He’ll make me meet
To enter Heav’n and there my God to greet.

2 The glories of that blessed place
Inspire me to pursue my race;
The loved ones waiting over there
But urge me on their joys to share. [Refrain]

3 On earth, there’s no abiding thing;
But there, eternal praise will ring.
The wonders of His love and grace,
For e’er shall fill the heavenly place. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #19

Author: R. F. Lehman

R. Frank Lehman, 1859-1931 Born: June 21, 1859, Pennsylvania. Died: February 10, 1931. Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lehman’s parents were Robert Jones Lehman and Louisa Weber Lehman. His works include: Uplifted Voices, with Adam Geibel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1901) World-Wide Hosannas, with Adam Geibel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1904) Hymns of the Kingdom, with Adam Geibel et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1905) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How oft there comes to me the thought
Title: The heavenly place
Author: R. F. Lehman
Refrain First Line: Though all unworthy of his grace



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Page Scan

Consecrated Hymns #69

Page Scan

Hymns of the Kingdom #31

TextAudioPage Scan

Uplifted Voices #19

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us