Scripture Verse

…in paradise. Luke 23:43


Jennie Wilson (1856–1913)

Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 68.

Music: Ben­ja­min F. Roe, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Benjamin F. Roe, Sr. (1876–1961)


Dearest friend­ships here are brok­en,
But there is a ci­ty fair
Where no part­ing word is spok­en;
Some glad mor­ning, meet me there.


Meet me there, O meet me there,
Heaven’s un­told bliss to share;
In the home on high there’s no sad good­bye,
Some glad morn­ing, meet me there.

Where the stream of life is flow­ing
May we wan­der free and blest;
Where the heal­ing trees are grow­ing,
After toil­ing may we rest.


Where no storm clouds throw their sha­dows
On the glo­ri­ous sum­mer hours,
Straying thro’ ce­les­ti­al mea­dows,
May we ga­ther death­less flow­ers.


Where re­demp­tion’s song is peal­ing
Forth in grand­eur let us meet,
And in grate­ful wors­hip kneel­ing,
Cast our crowns at Je­sus’ feet.