That Will Be Heaven

I am rejoicing in Jesus, He who from sin set me free

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I am rejoicing in Jesus]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I am rejoicing in Jesus,
He who from sin set me free;
But when my eyes shall behold Him,
That will be heaven for me.

That will be heaven for me,
When I my Savior shall see;
O what a day that will be in the glory-land!

2 Glorious hope of the morning,
After the shadows of night;
Wonderful visions of rapture
When faith is changed into sight. [Refrain]

3 Battles there all shall be over,
Peace reigns supreme on the throne;
Joy dwells forever unhindered,
Sorrow and pain are unknown. [Refrain]

4 When I shall enter the portals
Over the bright jasper sea,
Jesus will give us a welcome,
That will be heaven for me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #3

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am rejoicing in Jesus, He who from sin set me free
Title: That Will Be Heaven
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That will be heaven for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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