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A Child's Song of Heaven

I want to see the city away beyond the sky

Author: Martha Nighswander (1998)
Tune: [I want to see the city away beyond the sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

I want to go to Heaven, that Home so bright and fair;
So beautiful, and—best of all—Dear Jesus will be there!

1 I want to see the city away beyond the sky,
With pearly gates and walls of shining stones so great and high;
Beside the crystal river there is a fruitful tree;
And, oh, I want to see the mansions made for you and me! [Refrain]

2 I never will get hurt there, I’ll never have to cry;
No pain or sickness there in Heav’n, and none will ever die;
There Satan cannot tempt me to even once be bad,
For sin can never enter Heav’n—I’ll be so safe, so glad! [Refrain]

3 I’ll see old Noah, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Paul,
And all the millions since that time who gave to God their all;
The many little children who’ve died before they’re old
Are singing ’round the throne of God, and play on streets of gold! [Refrain]

4 Oh, there I’ll be so happy with friends both old and young;
The lame and blind, now healed and well, praise God in endless song;
The angels too will join us; and dressed in spotless white,
We’ll not get tired of praising God, for there there is no night! [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Martha Nighswander

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Text Information

First Line: I want to see the city away beyond the sky
Title: A Child's Song of Heaven
Author: Martha Nighswander (1998)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want to go to Heaven, that Home so bright and fair


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  • A_Childs_Song_of_Heaven.pdf (PDF)
  • A_Childs_Song_of_Heaven.xml (XML)


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