Scripture Verse

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


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).

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Charles J. Butler


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.


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.


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.