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In Heaven Above

August 5th, 2012

In Heaven Above Incipit

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As Christians, we often wonder what heaven will be like exactly. The occasion of a loved one passing away often causes us to speculate about what they’re experiencing in their new “home” and in their immortal bodies. This text, originally written by Laurentius Laurinus in 1622, does a great job of emphasizing heaven’s most awesome aspect – not mansions, streets of gold, or angels, but “our God, the Lord of Hosts.” He is the One Who is beyond all description, comparison, and expectation.

In heaven above, in beaven above,
where God our Father dwells,
how boundless there the blessedness–
no tongue its greatness tells!
There face to face, and full and free,
The everliving God we see,
our God, the Lord of hosts!

In heaven above, in heaven above,
what glory deep and bright!
The splendor of the noonday sun
grows pale before its light;
that mighty Sun that ne’er goes down,
before whose face clouds never frown,
is God the Lord of hosts!

In heaven above, in heaven above,
no tears of pain are shed;
for nothing there can fade or die,
life’s fullness round is spread;
and, like an ocean, joy o’erflows,
and with immortal mercy glows
our God, the Lord of hosts!

In heaven above, in heaven above,
God has a joy prepared,
which mortal ear has never heard,
nor mortal vision shared,
which never entered mortal thought,
in mortal dreams was never sought,
O God, the Lord of hosts!


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