Scripture Verse

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


Words: Tho­mas Bil­by, The Nur­sery Book, The In­fant Teach­er’s As­sis­tant 1831–32.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bil­by or Ash­mead (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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


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.


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


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


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


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