Sunday, January 06, 2008

Heaven In Sight

A Glorious Morrow

When we reach our peaceful dwelling on the strong eternal hills
And our praise to Him is swelling, who the vast creation fills--
When the paths of prayer and duty, and affliction all are trod,
And we wake and see the beauty of our Saviour and our God.

Oh! twill be a glorious morrow
To a dark and stormy day,
When we smile upon our sorrow,
And the storms have passed away.

With the light of resurrection, when our changed bodies glow,
And we gain the full perfection of the bliss begun below--
When the life of flesh obscureth in each radiant form shall shine,
And the joy that aye endureth flashes forth in beams divine.

Shall the memory be banished of His kindness and His care,
When the wants and woes are vanished, which He loved to soothe and share?
All the way by which He led us, all the grievings that he bore,
And the patient love He taught us, shall we think of them no more?

We shall read the tender meaning of the sorrows and alarms,
As we trod the desert leaning on His everlasting arms;
And His rest will be the dearer when we think of weary ways.
And His light will shine the clearer as we muse on cloudy days.

W. P. Mackay


jel said...


Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
love your illustration and your song.
Remembers me of the title of the songbook from my childhood's Pentecostal meetings.
Maran Ata

Amrita said...

I love songs about heaven...from "I 'll Fly Away" to "By the Sea of Crystal"

They fill me with such hope and anticipation and comfort.

Pat said...

What beautiful words! What a glorious tomorrow for sure!
How's Bernie feeling? Take care of him - Hal wound up in the hospital with his cough!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thank you for your visit and your kind words, too.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Beautiful, Terry. I'm so sorry about Dad Golden. All we can do, though, is pray.

Love to you and Bernie.

Saija said...

amen! i can hardly wait to see the sun rise on that glorious day!

Jim said...

This is great, Terry. I have been praying pretty regular here about all that is going on up there.
So hang in there, God will not let you be burdened more than you can bear. And I think you are pretty tough!

Amrita said...

Hi Terry,
I have carded you on my blog.Please have a look.

turtlepearl said...

Hey Terry. Haven't heard from you for a while, so just stopped by to say hi & let you know I'm thinkin' of you. Have a great day!
Hugs, Cindy

turtlepearl said...

ps. Beautiful post! :)

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hi Terry,

Ooooo, i LOVE this picture. If its okay i'd like to post it, just somethinhg about it.

I know ive been so out of the blog and email loop lately, but you have definitely been in my prayers : )

Peaceful Night, Wendy

Terry said...

Oh Wendy!
I swiped it from Google!!
What can I say, eh?
Thanks for your email.
I will try and answer soon! Terry

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