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I have a sweet hope that in heaven above

I have a sweet hope that in heaven above

Author: Joseph H. Martin
Tune: [I have a sweet hope that in heaven above]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a sweet hope that in heaven above
The Savior is waiting for me,—
That, ransomed and saved by his mercy and love,
My friend and my portion he'll be.

Jesus, dear Jesus, will welcome me,
Welcome me, welcome me;
Jesus, dear Jesus, will welcome me
Home to the beautiful land.

2 In midst of the troubles and sorrows I bear,
By faith I repose on his breast;
I know he will make my afflictions his care,
And bring me at last to his rest. [Refrain]

3 He's gone to prepare for his people a place—
A mansion of glory on high;
And when I shall finish my journey and race,
He'll give me a home in the sky. [Refrain]

4 I know when this body of flesh shall decay
My strength and my portion he'll be;
In death he will be my sweet comfort and stay:
The Savior is waiting for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #108

Author: Joseph H. Martin

Late 19th Century Martin was a minister. Lyrics-- Come un­to Me Coming of the Lord Draw­eth Nigh, The Rose May Yield a Sweet Per­fume, The Sabbath Bells Are Ring­ing, The Sabbath Morn Is Beam­ing, The Thee I Seek, O Gra­cious Sav­ior There Are Bright Lit­tle Ones There Is a Cleans­ing Fount­ain There Is a Crim­son Fount­ain There Is a Gate That Stands Ajar There Is a Lad­der Great There Is a Man­sion Fair and Bright There Is a Star of All Most Bright There Was Love, Deep Love There’s a Home for the Blest There’s a Man­sion of Rest There’s a Song of Joy There’s a Voice That Speaks There’s a Well in the De­sert The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a sweet hope that in heaven above
Author: Joseph H. Martin
Refrain First Line: Jesus, dear Jesus will welcome me



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #259

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d62

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d189

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New Life #11

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Prayer and Praise #150

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #108

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Good News #129

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