Scripture Verse

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Introduction

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Joy­ful Lays, by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1884), num­ber 4.

Music: Alon­zo J. Ab­bey (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ab­bey (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Eden R. Latta
(1839–1915)

Lyrics

Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard
Nor hath the fancy portrayed,
What the dear Lord hath in reserve,
If His commands are obeyed.

Refrain

We shall wander no more, but on the bright shore,
We’ll share in that home the glory to come;
We shall wander no more, but on the bright shore,
We’ll share in that home the glory to come.

Mansions of joy, ages ago,
Jesus the Master foretold;
They are for us, just as they were
For the disciples of old.

Refrain

Pilgrims are we, seeking to find,
Regions than Canaan more fair;
Heav’n is our home, over the tide,
Where is no sorrow or care.

Refrain

Loved ones are there, torn from us here,
We their dear faces shall see;
Never farewell then shall be said,
Never a parting shall be.

Refrain