Sing me a song of heaven

Sing me a song of heaven

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Sing me a song of heaven]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sing me a song of heaven,
Beautiful homeland of peace;
Glorious place of beauty,
There all my trials shall cease.

Refrain:
Sing me a song of heaven,
Beautiful Eden land;
Dear ones are waiting for me,
There on that golden strand.
Land where no tears are flowing,
Land where no sorrows come;
Sing me a song of that beautiful land,
My home, sweet home.

2 Sing me a song of heaven,
Sing of its bright, jasper wall;
Sing of the many mansions,
Where shadows never shall fall. [Refrain]

3 Sing me a song of heaven,
When I am weary of strife;
Sing of its golden glory,
Sing of its river of life. [Refrain]

4 Sing me a song of heaven,
Where I my loved ones shall see;
Those who have gone before me
Over the bright crystal sea. [Refrain]

5 Sing me a song of heaven,
When life shall come to a close;
There in the arms of Jesus
My spirit shall find repose. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #177

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing me a song of heaven
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Summerland #177

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