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

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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.

Refrain:
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

Page, Edgar, is set forth in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878-81, as the author of (1) "I've reached the land of corn and wine" (Peace with God); (2) ”Simply trusting every day" (Trust in Jesus). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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

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