Scripture Verse

Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here. Luke 9:33

Introduction

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James M. Black
(1856–1938)

Words: Charles J. But­ler, in The Cho­rus of Praise, ed­it­ed by James Black (New York: Ea­ton & Mains, 1898), page 1.

Music: James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Black or But­ler, would you ?

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Charles J. Butler

Lyrics

Since Christ my soul from sin set free,
This world has been a Heav’n to me;
And ’mid earth’s sorrows and its woe,
’Tis Heav’n my Jesus here to know.

Refrain

O hallelujah, yes, ’tis Heav’n,
’Tis Heav’n to know my sins forgiv’n,
On land or sea, what matters where?
Where Jesus is, ’tis Heaven there.

Once Heaven seemed a far off place,
Till Jesus showed His smiling face;
Now it’s begun within my soul,
’Twill last while endless ages roll.

Refrain

What matters where on earth we dwell?
On mountain top, or in the dell,
In cottage, or a mansion fair,
Where Jesus is, ’tis Heaven there.

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