2820. In Heav'n Above

1. In Heav’n above, in Heav’n above,
Where God our Father dwells,
How boundless there the blessèdness!
No tongue its greatness tells;
There face to face, and full and free,
Ever and evermore we see—
We see the Lord of hosts!

2. In Heav’n above, in Heav’n 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.

3. In Heav’n above, in Heav’n above,
No tears of pain are shed;
There nothing e’er shall 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.

4. In Heav’n above, in Heav’n above,
God hath a joy prepared,
Which mortal ear hath never heard,
Nor mortal vision shared,
Which never entered mortal breast,
By mortal lips was ne’er expressed,
’Tis God, the Lord of hosts!

Text Information
First Line: In Heav'n above, in Heav'n above
Title: In Heav'n Above
Norwegian/Scandinavian Title: I Himmelen, i himmelen, ther är glädie stoor
Author: Laurentius L. Laurenti
Adapter: Johan Åström, 1676-1844
Translator (from Swedish): William Maccall (1868)
Meter: 86.86.886
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Laurenti wrote this hymn for the funeral of his wife Margaretæs. Alternate tune: HAGUE, Norwegian folk melody
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (1697)
Meter: 86.86.886
Incipit: 15544 33212 34322
Key: f minor
Source: Swedish Koralbok, 1697
Copyright: Public Domain

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