God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.@Revelation 21:4

Thomas Bilby, The Nursery Book, The Infant Teacher’s Assistant 1831-32.

Samuel Ashmead, The Musical Repository (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: James Harmstead, 1847), page 96 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Here we suffer grief and pain,
Here we meet to part again,
In Heav’n we part no more.

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Oh! that will be joyful!
Joyful, joyful, joyful!
Oh! that will be joyful!
When we meet to part no more.

All who love the Lord below,
When they die to Heav’n will go,
And sing with saints above.

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Little children will be there,
Who have sought the Lord by prayer,
From every Sunday school.

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Teachers, too, shall meet above,
And our pastors, whom we love,
Shall meet to part no more.

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O! how happy we shall be!
For our Savior we shall see,
Exalted on His throne!

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There we all shall sing with joy,
And eternity employ
In praising Christ the Lord.

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