Scripture Verse

I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Introduction

Words: J. W. Pearse, in The Gos­pel Sing­er, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip Phil­lips (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lee & Wal­ker, 1874), page 63.

Mu­sic: Ma­ra­vil­las George D. Saw­yer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

There is a glorious home,
Up, up in Heav’n;
Where happy spirits roam,
Up, up in Heav’n,
Their joys are joys untold,
Their bliss can none unfold,
They sing to harps of gold,
Up, up in Heav’n.

And may I hope to dwell
Up, up in Heav’n?
With angels help to swell
The songs of Heav’n?
The Bible says I may
Be there thro’ endless day,
And Christ has made the way,
Up, up to Heav’n.

O come and join the band,
Up, up in Heav’n;
Come to this happy land,
Up, up in Heav’n;
For all who like may come
And Jesus says there’s room
Within His glorious home,
Up, up in Heav’n.