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One Day There'll Be New Earth and Heaven

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1. One day there’ll be new earth and Heaven, for the first will soon pass away.
And the holy city, from Heaven will appear in bridal array.
Then with men God will make His dwelling; they will be His people indeed.
God himself will be with them always and their God will ever be.

2. God will wipe away every teardrop; there’ll be no more crying or pain.
Death and mourning will have no place there; old things will no longer remain.
From His throne God utters this promise: I am making everything new!
Now is written all that’s been spoken, for these words are trusted and true.

3. God the Lord is Alpha, Omega, the beginning and the end.
From the spring of living water, a free drink he’ll give to all men.
He who overcomes will inherit all the blessings found in God’s Word.
He will be God’s son for all ages; God will be his God and his Lord.

4. See the holy city, Jerusalem, out of Heav’n from God coming down,
Brilliant as a jewel, clear as crystal, with God’s glory shining around.
There’s no need for sunshine or moonlight, for God’s glory gives light to all,
And the Lamb of God is its temple and a lamp for all in its walls.

5. Nations all will walk by its lamplight; kings will bring their splendor therein.
Never will the gates shut and locked be, for no night will ever descend.
Nothing that’s impure will e’er enter—no immoral, dishonest men.
Only those whose names have been written in the book of life may come in.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: One day there'll be new earth and Heaven, for the first will soon pass away
Title: One Day There'll Be New Earth and Heaven
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1999)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain



John Zundel's BEECHER (named after Henry Ward Beecher, his pastor) was first published in his Christian Heart Songs (1870) as a setting for Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (568). The tune is also known as ZUNDEL. Approximating the shape of a rounded bar form (AA'BA'), BEECHER is…

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