Scripture Verse

The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. Isaiah 25:8

Introduction

Words: Au­gus­ta L. Cum­mings, in Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el F. Coff­man & John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1916), num­ber 84.

Music: Phet­cha­bu­ri James R. Mur­ray, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cum­mings (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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James R. Murray
1841–1905

Lyrics

No tears in Heav’n; assurance sweet
To hearts with sorrow worn;
Our happiness is there complete,
Without one cause to mourn.

Refrain

No tears in Heav’n, no tears in Heav’n
No shade nor sorrow there;
O Princely Bowers, O Land of Flowers
Jerusalem the Fair.

No tears in Heav’n; O troubled soul,
The Savior wept when here;
He knows how waves of anguish roll
To wring each bitter tear.

Refrain

No tears in Heav’n; no vain regret
O’er quick besetting sin;
Jesus hath wiped away our debt,
And giv’n us Heav’n to win.

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No tears in Heav’n; no parting there
From those we dearly love;
Death, anguished hearts, and deep despair,
Reach not our home above.

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