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: May Jus­tus, in Truth and Hope (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 8.

Music: Hen­ry G. Sher­bert (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
May Justus
(1898–1989)

Lyrics

Of this earth-land I am weary,
One of God’s great pilgrim band;
Oft in pathways worn and weary,
Seeking for my dear home land.

Refrain

Yet by one glad promise given,
I am waiting day by day
For that sweet sometime of Heaven,
When the years have rolled away!

In my waking or my sleeping,
I am dreaming o’er and o’er
Of the joys in God’s own keeping,
Of the happiness in store.

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Tho’ my dearest hopes may perish,
Tho’ my eyes are dim with tears,
This by faith my heart will cherish
Thro’ the passing of the years.

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Homesick heart, be not repining,
Be thou patient here a while;
Thou shalt see God’s welcome shining
Just beyond the last long mile.

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