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The Christian's hope, O how it cheers

The Christian's hope, O how it cheers

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [The Christian's hope O how it cheers] (Morris)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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1 The Christian's hope, O how it cheers,
While passing thro' this vale of tears;
It spans the dread unknown between
This land and that fair land unseen,
Where, face to face, the King I'll see,
And spend with Him, eternity.

Eternity! (A long eternity!)
Eternity! (A blest eternity!)
O Savior mine,
What will it be? (What will it be?)
From earthly care and sorrow free,
To spend with Thee eternity!

2 It whispers of unfailing joy,
Eternal bliss without alloy;
Of tears forever wiped away,
No night, but one unclouded day;
Of rest beside life's crystal sea
Thro'out thy years, eternity. [Chorus]

3 It whispers of a land on high
Where nevermore we'll say "Good-bye,"
Where those we've loved and lost have gone,
And thitherward us beckon on.
Where reunited we shall be,
Thro'out a long eternity. [Chorus]

4 What tho' I cannot understand
The way for me my Lord hath planned?
What tho' the cares of earth may throng,
The waiting times seem hard and long?
Hope then shall full fruition be
Thro'out thy years, eternity. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #144

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Christian's hope, O how it cheers
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Eternity, eternity, O Savior mine



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