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: Flor­ence El­rod-Nor­ris, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 49.

Music: La Sa­lette George W. Ba­con, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

In fancy we picture that beautiful land,
With its waters of crystal so clear;
With longing we think of the bright angel band,
And the time its sweet music we’ll hear.

Refrain

In fancy we picture that beautiful land
Where the glorious Lamb is the light;
How happy we’ll be when up there we shall stand,
And for aye in His praises unite!

In fancy we picture the throne of our God,
And the splendor surrounding it there;
For Heaven’s fair courts has no earthly one trod,
Or beheld all their beauties so rare.

Refrain

We cannot tell truly of Heaven, our home,
Tho’ we strive while we live thro’ the years;
We cannot know truly till God calls us Come
To that land where there’ll be no more tears.

Refrain