Heaven Is the Prize

Representative Text

1 Yes, heaven is the prize
My soul shall strive to gain;
One glimpse of Paradise
Repays a life of pain.

'Tis Heaven, 'tis Heaven is the prize
'Tis Heaven, 'tis Heaven,
Yes Heaven is the prize.

2 Yes, heaven is the prize!
My soul, oh! think of this;
All earthly goods despise,
For such a crown of bliss. [Chorus]

3 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
When sorrows press around.
Look up beyond the skies,
Where hope and strength are found. [Chorus]

4 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
Oh! 'tis not hard to gain.
He surely wins who tries;
For hope can conquer pain. [Chorus]

5 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
The strife will soon be past:
Faint not, but raise your eyes,
And struggle to the last. [Chorus]

6 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
Faith shows the crown to gain;
Hope lights the way and dies,
But Love will always reign. [Chorus]

7 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
Too much cannot be given;
And he alone is wise
Who gives up all for Heaven. [Chorus]

8 Yes, Heaven is the prize!
Death opens wide the door,
And then the spirit flies
To God for evermore. [Chorus]

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #212

Author: E. Vaughan

Vaughan, Edmund, C.SS.R., was born Nov. 26, 1827, at Courtfield, Ross, Hereford, and is now (1906) one of the clergy of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Wavertree, Lanes. He is the author of all (except No. 21, “Mary sings, the ravish'd heavens," which is by T. E. Bridgett) of the translations from S. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori, which were edited by Bp. Coffin in 1863 (see pp. 242, i.; 1577, i.). He is also the author of the following original hymns[died July 1, 1908]:— 1. God of mercy and compassion. Repentance. 2. Happy we, who thus united. The Holy Family. 3. Hark ! angelic songs resounding. St. Alfonso. 4. Holy Spirit! Fount of wisdom. Whitsuntide. 5. Let those who seek the world to please. The Holy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yes, heaven is the prize
Title: Heaven Is the Prize
Author: E. Vaughan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis heaven, yes, heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



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