He saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to Heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.@Genesis 28:11-12

George W. Sebren, 1905.

Melody by George W. Sebren, harmony by Arthur B. Sebren (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
Jacob’s Ladder
Gerard Hoet (1648-1733)

There is a heavenly land,
There is a beautiful strand,
Where cometh nothing to cause despair;
And with a wonderful flight,
We’ll reach a nobler height,
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

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Behold a beckoning hand,
List to the angelic band,
In Heav’n we’ll never know pain nor care;
We’ll walk the beautiful street,
Blest thought, so wondrously sweet!
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

While on our pilgrimage here,
We’ll meet with trials severe;
The road, it seemeth, is sown in tares;
Yet, thro’ God’s wonderful love,
We’ll reach the city above,
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

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Come, let us sing and be glad,
No cause we have to be sad,
For Christ our every sorrow shares;
There with the glorified throng,
We’ll sing a beautiful song,
With angels climbing the golden stairs.

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