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Dearer than Heaven

It may be He'll come in the morning

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [It may be He'll come in the morning]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It may be He’ll come in the morning,
When the sunbeams are greeting the flowers;
And the heart is o’erflowing with gladness,
That thrills through life’s earlier hours.

Refrain:
And so I will strive to be ready,
For His coming, whene’er it may be,
For His welcoming smile of approval
Will be dearer than Heaven to me.
For His welcoming smile of approval
Will be dearer than Heaven to me.

2 It may be He’ll come in the noontime,
When the spirit is burdened with care;
And the souls that should always be waiting,
Forget for the Lord to prepare. [Refrain]

3 It may be He’ll come in the evening,
When the sun has gone down in the west,
When the toiler has ceased from his labor,
And song birds are seeking their nest. [Refrain]

4 It may be He’ll come at life’s midnight,
When the weary soul longs for its rest,
And the years, once so joyous and happy,
With seed-time and harvest have blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8029

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It may be He'll come in the morning
Title: Dearer than Heaven
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And so I will strive to be ready
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8029
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8029

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