Where Jesus Is, 'Tis Heaven

Since Christ my soul from sin set free

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [Since Christ my soul from sin set free]
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1 Since Christ my soul from sin set free,
This world has been a heaven to me;
And ’mid earth’s sorrows and its woe,
’Tis heaven my Jesus here to know.

O hallelujah! yes, ’tis heaven,
’Tis heaven to know my sin's forgiven;
On land or sea, what matters where?
Where Jesus is, ’tis heaven there.

2 Once heaven seemed a far-off place,
Till Jesus showed His smiling face;
Now it’s begun within my soul,
’Twill last while endless ages roll. [Refrain]

3 What matters where on earth we dwell?
On mountain top, or in the dell,
In cottage, or a mansion fair,
Where Jesus is, ’tis heaven there. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #359

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >



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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #359

Hymns of the Christian Life #164

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