The music of heaven is sweeter in measure

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1 The music of heaven is sweeter in measure
And purer in every strain,
Than the music of earth, tho' it fills us with pleasure,
As it thrillingly rolls over valley and plain.

Refrain:
Oh, music of heaven
So rich and so sweet;
Oh, joy that it brings us!
So full and complete.

2 The music of heaven is grander in rhyming
Than any that mortal e'er toned,
And the mansions of glory forever are chiming
With the songs that arise to the Saviour enthroned. [Refrain]

3 The music of heaven, no mortal can sing it,
Save he who attunes his poor soul,
At the throne of the Father, to swell and to ring it,
With the angels to make it thro' Paradise roll. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #100

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: The music of heaven is sweeter in measure
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O music of heaven, so rich and so sweet

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Heavenly Carols #d98
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Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #48Page Scan
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