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Heaven

Though through this vale of mystery

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Though through this vale of mystery]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ thro’ this vale of mystery
With sin our souls have striven,
Yet we are told that there will be
No sin, no sin in heaven,
No sin, no sin in heaven.

2 When out upon life’s stormy sea
Our barks are fiercely driven,
Faith sweetly whispers, “Soul, there’ll be
No storm, no storm in heaven,
No storm, no storm in heaven.

3 Has sorrow left a throbbing scar?
Has some dear tie been riven?
Still hear love whisper, “Soul, there are
No tears, no tears in heaven,
No tears, no tears in heaven.

4 From all the cares and toils of life
That are to mortals given,
We’ll find, when thro’ with earthly strive,
Sweet rest, sweet rest in heaven,
Sweet rest, sweet rest in heaven.


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #100

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though through this vale of mystery
Title: Heaven
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #100

Songs of Devotion and Praise #d181

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #135

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