He shall reign forever

Lift up your hearts Ye pilgrims

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Lift up your hearts Ye pilgrims]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lift up your hearts, ye pilgrims, ye pilgrims,
Along the heav’nward way;
Be strong, and of good courage, good courage,
His royal word obey.

Lift up your hearts, take courage,
Whatever may betide;
The Savior stands above you,
The Lord is on your side!

2 Whatever he may lead you, may lead you,
Go forward undismayed;
Let not your heart be troubled, be troubled,
Nor let it be afraid. [Refrain]

3 Look up, look up, not downward, not downward;
The soul that trusts in him
May see the King of glory, of glory,
Thro’ earthly shadows dim. [Refrain]

4 The lifted heart with gladness, with gladness
Still walks an upward way,
Till God’s own hand swings open, swings open
The shining Gates of Day. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #77

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your hearts Ye pilgrims
Title: He shall reign forever
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: And there were great voices in heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



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Joyful Praise #42

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Sunday School Voices #77

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d57

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