No Night in Heaven

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

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

3 There is no sin in heav'n;
Behold that blessed throng—
All holy is their spotless robe,
All holy in their song!

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

5 Lord Jesus, be our Guide;
O lead us safely on,
Till night and grief and sin and death
Are past, and heav'n is won!


Source: Trinity Hymnal #598

Author: Francis M. Knollis

Knollis, Francis Minden, D.D., son. of the Rev. James Knollis, Vicar of Penn, Bucks, was born Nov. 14, 1815, and died at Bournemouth, Aug. 25, 1863. He was educated at Magdalen, Oxford (B.A. 1837, D.D. 1851), and took Holy Orders in 1838. He was for sometime Fellow of his College, Chaplain to Lord Ribblesdale, and Incumbent of Fitzhead. His publications were somewhat numerous, including A Wreath for the Altar; A Garland for the School, or Sacred Verses for Sunday Scholars, 1854. His well-known hymn, “There is no night in heaven" (Heaven and its blessedness), appeared in Rutherford's Lays of the Sanctuary and Other Poems, 1859, p. 134, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines. It is headed "The One Family. Thoughts for the Feast of St. Michael and All Ang… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is no night in heaven, In that blest world above
Title: No Night in Heaven
Author: Francis M. Knollis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No night, no grief
Copyright: Public Domain


There is no night in heaven. F.M. Knollis. [Heaven.] Contributed to the Lays of the Sanctuary, &c, 1859, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The One Family. Thoughts for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels." In the edition of 1861 it is given in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. In this form it was included in Kennedy, 1863, No. 1104. Its well-known and popular form appeared in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, where to stanzas i., iii., vii., ix. of the original of 1859 are given with alterations, and an additional stanza was added by the Rev. J. Ellerton. In Thring's Collection the original text of these stanzas is restored.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




Robert Jackson (b, Oldham, Lancashire, England, 1842; d. Oldham, 1914) originally, composed TRENTHAM as a setting for Henry W. Baker's "O Perfect Life of Love" (380). Named for a village in Staffordshire, England, close to the town in which Jackson was born, the tune was published with the Baker tex…

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