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: R. S. Tay­lor, in The Gold­en Cen­ser, by Will­iam Brad­bu­ry (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, and Iv­i­son, Phin­ney, Blake­man & Com­pa­ny, 1864), page 80.

Music: Çan­ak­kale Will­iam B. Brad­bury (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

There’ll be something in Heaven
For children to do,
None are idle in that blessèd land.
There’ll be loves for the heart,
There’ll be thoughts for the mind,
And employment for each little hand.

Refrain

There’ll be something to do;
There’ll be something to do;
There’ll be something for children to do;
On the bright shining shore,
Where there’s joy evermore,
There’ll be something for children to do.

There’ll be lessons to learn
Of the wisdom of God,
As they wander the green meadows o’er;
And they’ll have for their teachers
In that blest abode,
All the good that have gone there before.

Refrain

There’ll be errands of love
From the meadows above,
To the dear ones that linger below;
And it may be our Father
The children will send
To be angels of mercy in woe.

Refrain