On the Heights

There's a life on the heights, O Christian

Author: Elizabeth Cheney
Tune: [There's a life on the heights, O Christian]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a life on the heights, O Christian,
Up, up from thy low estate!
Cut loose from the sins that beset thee,
And lay aside every weight.

Stay not in the mist laden valley;
Look not on the earth, but above;
Rise, rise in the strength of thy Savior,
And climb to the hilltops of love.

2 There’s a glow on the heights, O Christian!
Why longer in shadow abide?
The storm clouds of care and of sorrow
Are bright on the heavenward side. [Refrain]

3 There’s a song on the heights, O Christian!
A thrilling and jubilant strain;
It tells of a perfect salvation
Thro’ Jesus, the Lamb that was slain. [Refrain]

4 There’s a view from the heights, O Christian!
The gleam of a far away shore;
And hearts that are faint for the homeland
Gain courage and patience once more. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8817

Author: Elizabeth Cheney

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Text Information

First Line: There's a life on the heights, O Christian
Title: On the Heights
Author: Elizabeth Cheney
Refrain First Line: Stay not in the mist laden valley
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8817
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8817

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