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
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Maggie E. Gregory, in Epworth Hymnal No. 3, edited by James M. Black (New York/Cincinnati, Ohio: Eaton & Mains/Jennings & Pye, 1900), number 39.

Destin Charles H. Gabriel, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Above this earthly home of ours,
Of chilling winds, and fading flowers,
There is a home all bright and fair,
And all our hopes are centered there.

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Oh happy home, oh mansions blest,
Where all God’s weary ones may rest;
For in that bright unclouded day,
Our God shall wipe all tears away.

There we shall meet the loved and lost,
Who over death’s dark river crossed;
There we shall see our Savior’s face,
And praise the wonders of His grace.

Refrain

Here we may suffer grief and pain,
And tears may flow like falling rain;
But there where shines eternal day
God’s hand shall wipe all tears away.

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