Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hymn From the Heart - Where Jesus Is, 'Tis Heaven

Today's Hymn From the Heart is dedicated to my friend in the ministry, Merlynn Randall, whose family has recently moved from beautiful, green Ireland to somewhere south of Phoenix... I can't imagine a more marked difference in scenery, unless it is between the lonely and barren Sahara Desert and crowded, bustling downtown New York City... 




Where Jesus Is, 'Tis Heaven



Since Christ my soul from sit 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 desert, or a mansion fair
Where Jesus is, 'tis Heav'n there.

O Hallelujah, yes, 'tis Heav'n,
'Tis Heav'n to know my sins forgiv'n;
U.S. or Ireland, what matters where?
Where Jesus is, 'Tis Heaven there.



(Lyrics slightly changed.)
Listen to the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet sing it here.



2 comments:

  1. dear mom

    i love you becas

    i just do if you woted too no

    love

    emliy

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  2. Wow, that would be a shock to the senses. But, yes, moving from a quiet, "lonely" place to the city is definitely sensory overload. I pray your friend will adjust well. Fortunately, sunshine is good for the spirits so it should help.

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