Within the last twenty-four hours a relative of mine passed away. Since she was a Christian, I can look forward to seeing her someday in heaven.
This event prompted me to think about hymns that speak about the Christian's eventual destination of heaven. This hymn is a forward-looking view of the blessings that await those who have trusted in Christ Jesus for their salvation, and an encouragement to those of us who "walk the pilgrim pathway."
Will you be in heaven some day? I sincerely hope to rejoice with you there!
When We All Get to Heaven
Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace.
In the mansions bright and blessèd
He’ll prepare for us a place.
When we all get to Heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!
While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when traveling days are over,
Not a shadow, not a sigh.
Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.
Onward to the prize before us!
Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open;
We shall tread the streets of gold.