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No partings in heaven

When we shall reach the heavenly shore

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [When we shall reach the heavenly shore]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When we shall reach the heav’nly shore,
Our toiling for the Master o’er,
We’ll meet our loved and lost once more,
And never say farewell.

We’ll speak no sad farewell,
No sorrowful farewell;
In heav’n we’ll meet, our friends to greet,
And never say farewell.

2 On high, a reunited band,
Before the throne of God we’ll stand,
And clasp anew each loving hand,
And never say farewell. [Refrain]

3 No more the partings full of pain;
No more the flow of tears like rain;
No, when we meet on Eden’s plain,
And never say farewell. [Refrain]

4 Oh, that will be a happy day,
All tears forever wiped away,
In heav’n with our dear friends to stay,
And never say farewell. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #122

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we shall reach the heavenly shore
Title: No partings in heaven
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: We'll speak no sad farewell



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d175

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Crowning Day No. 5 #122

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