Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
sing His mercy and His grace;
in the mansions bright and blessed
He’ll prepare for us a place.
While we walk the pilgrim pathway
clouds will overspread the sky,
but when traveling days are over,
not a shadow, not a sigh. [Refrain]
Let us then be true and faithful,
trusting, serving every day;
just one glimpse of Him in glory
will the toils of life repay. [Refrain]
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.
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt, 1898
Read Revelation 21:2-6
(This is a pretty simple song. No complicated words. No hard to understand theological ideas. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things that give us pause. Are we so overwhelmed by the love of Jesus that we can’t help but sing? Are we resolved that just seeing His face will make it all worth it? Does that anticipation encourage us to keep going? Are we rejoicing now? No one ever said we had to wait until we reached heaven.)