Scripture Verse

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9


Words: Belle Bush, in The Palm of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Le­roy H. Dow­ling (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: L. H. Dow­ling, 1874), page 17.

Music: Pan­ta­nal James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bush (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James H. Rosecrans


’Tis beautiful to live on earth,
To work, to watch and pray,
To feel the ties of love and hope
Grow stronger day by day;
’Tis beautiful to look within,
And watch the waves of thought
That come and go in ceaseless tides,
By Truth and fancy taught.

’Tis beautiful to love and trust
The friends that round us live;
To look with pity on the weak,
And all their faults forgive,
’Tis beautiful to trust in God,
To feel our souls grow strong,
And know that every day we strive
To triumph over wrong.

’Tis beautiful to die, when life,
With all its duties done,
Drifts on, as does a summer cloud,
To greet the setting sun;
It will be beautiful to pass
On to the Better Shore,
And in the many mansions meet
The loved ones gone before.