Scripture Verse

There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Introduction

Words: Fran­cis M. Knol­lis, in Lays of the Sanc­tu­a­ry and Oth­er Po­ems, ed­it­ed by G. Ste­ven­son de M. Ruth­er­ford, 1859.

Music: Trent­ham Ro­bert Jack­son, in Fif­ty Sac­red Leaf­lets, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Robert Jackson
1842–1914

Lyrics

There is no night in Heaven;
In that blest world above
Work never can bring weariness,
For work itself is love.

There is no grief in Heaven;
For life is one glad day;
And tears are of those former things
Which all have passed away.

There is no sin in Heaven;
Behold that blessèd throng:
All holy is their spotless robe,
All holy is their song!

There is no death in Heaven;
For they who gain that shore
Have won their immortality,
And they can die no more.

Lord Jesus, be our guide;
O lead us safely on,
Till night and grief and sin and death
Are past, and Heaven is won!