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When the plains of paradise appear

What delight will meet our eyes

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [What delight will meet our eyes]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 What delight will meet our eyes, what hosannas will arise,
When the Plains of Paradise Appear!
We shall be a happy throng and shall sing a sweeter song,
When the Plains of Paradise Appear.

Refrain:
When the lovely Plains of Paradise appear,
And the song of all the ransomed we shall hear;
What a shouting there will be, when the Savior’s face we see,
And the lovely Plains of Paradise appear.

2 Friends who left us here below, over yonder we shall know,
When the Plains of Paradise Appear!
They will take us by the hand, lead us thro’ that happy land,
When the Plains of Paradise Appear. [Refrain]

3 Happy eyes will gaze upon an eternal rising sun,
When the Gates of Paradise Appear!
We shall see the King of Life, whom we followed thro’ the strife,
When the Plains of Paradise Appear. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #54

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What delight will meet our eyes
Title: When the plains of paradise appear
Author: James Rowe



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