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

Introduction

Words: W. J. Bar­ger, in Rich­es of Grace, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz et al. (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1897), num­ber 53.

Music: Aps­ley W. J. Bar­ger, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bar­ger’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O! the grandeur and the glory,
When on Heav’n’s eternal shore
Ends our earth-life’s plaintive story,
And its toils and cares are o’er.
When the sighing and the sadness
End in Heav’n’s endless bliss;
And the soul drinks in the gladness
Of a brighter world than this.

When the heartaches all are ended,
And the tears are wiped away,
And our happy songs are blended
With the strains the angels play,
We shall see the King of Heaven
And receive His welcome word.
Where all joy is kindly given,
In the home of our dear Lord.

To those happy scenes we’re hastening,
Tho’ we walk the vale of woe;
Anguish deep our soul is chastening,
But there is none where we go;
There we’ll meet the loved departed,
Who have only gone before;
And ’mid fields and groves of glory,
We’ll rejoice forevermore.