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

Adapted from Elizabeth King Mills.

J. M. Kieffer, The Pearl (Cleveland, Ohio: S. Brainard & Sons, 1871), number 6 (🔊 pdf nwc).

We talk of the realms of the blessed,
That country so bright and so fair,
And oft are its glories confessed,
But what must it be to be there!

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Oh, what must it be to be there,
Oh, what must it be to be there;
With Jesus our friend,
All eternity to spend,
Oh, what must it be to be there.

We talk of its pathways of gold,
Its walls decked with jewels so rare;
Its wonders and pleasures untold,
But what must it be to be there!

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We talk of its freedom from sin,
From sorrow, temptation and care,
From trials without and within;
But what must it be to be there!

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We talk of its peace and its love,
The robes which the glorified wear;
The songs of the blessèd above,
But what must it be to be there!

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