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Above the Bright Blue

There's a beautiful place called heaven

Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Tune: [There's a beautiful place called heaven]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful place called heaven,
It is hidden above the bright blue,
Where the good, who from earth-ties are riven,
Live and love and eternity thro’.

Above the bright blue, the beautiful blue,
Jesus is waiting for me and for you;
Heaven is there, not far from our sight,
Beautiful city of light.

2 This land of sweet rest awaits us,
Some day it will break on our view,
‘Tis promised by Christ the Redeemer,
To his followers faithful and true. [Refrain]

3 When he left his beloved disciples,
He said, as he bade them adieu,
“I go to prepare you a mansion,
And soon I’ll be sending for you.” [Refrain]

4 We know not when he shall call us,
Whether soon, the glad summons shall be,
But we know, when we pass o’er the river,
The glory of Jesus we’ll see. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #86

Author: Charles Edward Pollock

Pollock, Charles Edward. (Illinois, 1872--February 21, 1924, El Paso County, Texas). Charles E. Pollock was born on a farm in Lincoln, Illinois. He later worked at rounding up cattle in New Mexico before working with the railroad as brakeman, engineer and conductor. Later he became chief of police in El Paso, Texas. He wrote the hymn "Above the Bright Blue." Not to be confused with Charles Edward Pollock, (1853-1954). Dianne Shapiro, from Find a Grave memorial ( accessed 9/25/2020 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful place called heaven
Title: Above the Bright Blue
Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Above the bright blue, the beautiful blue
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12390
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Sacred Selections for the Church #394


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