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We sing of the joys that await us

We sing of the joys that await us

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [We sing of the joys that await us]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We sing of the joys that await us,
When victors thro’ Jesus we stand
Arrayed in the beautiful garments
Laid up in Immanuel’s land;
But oh, if our eyes could be opened,
That land for a moment to see,
Our souls would be lost in its brightness,
And long from this world to be free.

Nearer, yes, nearer we come,
Nearer the realms of day;
The clouds that hung darkly around us
Are breaking forever away.

2 We sing of the harps that are swelling
The praise of our Saviour above,
And numberless millions in chorus
Repeating his wonderful love;
But oh, if one chord of their music
Could burst on us here as we roam,
Our souls in the fulness of rapture
Would long for the glory of home. [Refrain]

3 We sing of the friends that are waiting
And watching the sound of the oar
When anchors our boat in the harbor
Where sorrow and tears are no more;
But oh, when we step from our moorings,
And gaze on that region so fair,
We’ll shout “hallelujah to Jesus,”
Who brought us so tenderly there. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #58

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We sing of the joys that await us
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Nearer, yes, nearer we come



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Sacred Trio #373

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Showers of Blessing #58

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The Sacred Trio #373

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