Heaven's Chorus

We hear the precious songs of earth

Author: Edgar Page Stites
Tune: [We hear the precious songs of earth]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We hear the precious songs of earth
Sound to our ears so sweetly,
What must the songs of Heaven be,
Where joy holds sway completely.

For just before the light of God,
Is Heaven’s hills adorning,
It is not far beyond the mist,
“We’ll be there in the morning.”

2 What are the words of that great song,
As sung by life’s fair river?
What are the tunes the chorus swells,
Where peaceful waters quiver? [Refrain]

3 What are the truths the anthems tell,
Where flowers bloom forever?
What are the hymns the angels join,
Where sorrow cometh never? [Refrain]

4 Who are the singers on that shore,
Where waves of praise are swelling?
We wonder if our own are there,
Their love of Christ are telling. [Refrain]

5 Ah, yes! they are the Lord’s bright stars,
He holds from His no pleasure;
Familiar voices join the throng,
And chant the heav’nly measure. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #73

Author: Edgar Page Stites

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Text Information

First Line: We hear the precious songs of earth
Title: Heaven's Chorus
Author: Edgar Page Stites
Refrain First Line: For just before the light
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

New Song Folio, No.l #d12

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Uplifting Songs #73

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