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What will it be to be there

When the short race of my life has been run

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When the short race of my life has been run]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When the short race of my life has been run,
When all my labors on earth have been done,
When earth has vanished and heav’n is begun,—
What will it be to be there!

What will it be to be there!
What will it be to be there!
In that fair land where the day never dies,—
Oh, what will it be to be there!

2 There I shall meet those who passed on before,
Dwell in that home of the blest evermore;
There ev’ry sorrow and heartache is o’er,—
What will it be to be there! [Refrain]

3 There all the streets shall be paved with pure gold,
There shall be mansions of beauty untold,
When my Redeemer and King I behold,—
What will it be to be there! [Refrain]

4 When the bright walls of that city appear,
When the sweet songs of the ransomed I hear,
When my dear Savior shall dry ev’ry tear,—
What will it be to be there! [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #15

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the short race of my life has been run
Title: What will it be to be there
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: What will it be to be there



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d201
The King of Glory #15TextAudioPage Scan
The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d240
Wonder Hymns of Faith #d249