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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.

Refrain:
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

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

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

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Good News #129

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 Standard Sunday School Hymnal #259

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #108

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