When We All Get To Heaven

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 trav’ling 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.

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 E. Hewitt -

This glorious hope revives our courage for the way,
When each in expectation lives and longs to see the day
When from sorrow, toil, pain, and sin, we shall be free,
And perfect love and joy shall reign throughout all eternity.
- John Fawcett -

Our services of worship even now
should be a foretaste of that day of rejoicing
when those from every tribe, language, people, and nation
see our Lord and together,
"we'll sing and shout the victory."

Then we which are alive and remain 
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:17, 18 -

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: 
in thy presence is fulness of joy; 
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
- Psalm 16:11 -

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, 
and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: 
they shall obtain joy and gladness, 
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
- Isaiah 35:10 -

In my Father's house are many mansions: 
if it were not so, I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, 
I will come again, and receive you unto myself; 
that where I am, there ye may be also.
- John 14:2,3 -

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, 
and this mortal shall have put on immortality, 
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, 
Death is swallowed up in victory.

O death, where is thy sting? 
O grave, where is thy victory?

The sting of death is sin; 
and the strength of sin is the law.

But thanks be to God, 
which giveth us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 -

The anticipation of heaven 
has often been described 
as the oxygen of the human soul.

Have a blessed and joyous Lord's Day, friends!
{{{ hugs }}}


Linda said...

Beautiful, friend. It looks like fall has made a entrance to your neck of the woods, smiling. Have a lovely day, Stephanie.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Stephanie :0) now I'll be singing the chorus all day long... mari

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, it's been far too long since I've sung this amazing hymn! Thank you for sharing it today, and I too shall be singing it throughout the day. Our sermon this morning was about how the resurrection is the "door" to all eternity and just the beginning of eternity. I praise God that we have the assurance of life everlasting with Him forevermore...and more. And the prize...yes, the prize will be to see Him face to face. Thank you always for the beautiful photos, and I love the vibrant golden yellow leaves. They were one of my favorites up north. Some day we shall see Him face to face and spend all eternity with each other...and our Father God. Have a glorious day, my friend. Hugs and love!

Denise said...

Joy filled My soul through Your post-I love all the pics and of course the Words.Autumn blessings. Denise

krishna said...

beautiful post with awesome autumn photography..

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Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, these are beautiful pictures, my dear! Autumn looks wonderful around your area. Your Fall looks a bit different than ours. You have more golds, as we have tints of golds and oranges and reds. And those leaves are so lovely with the drops of water on them. The picture of the little brook is so pretty.

Your Sunday posts are a light to the world, dear Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Just beautiful and one of my favorite hymns too. Yes, I feel we are closer then we can imagine to that day. Praise God!! Love your beautiful photos and the gorgeous fall colors in your area. We don't see those colors here but I remember them very well growing up in Michigan. We get a faded lighter version of color change but you know it's fall and we are thankful for the cooler days.
Wishing you a blessed week. Love to you! xo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This wonderful post is encouraging and inspiring and perfect timing for me today. We are awaiting news of a loved ones passing as he is in hospice. He is 86 and very stubborn. He seems to be holding on to this life but we know he will be welcomed in the arms of Jesus soon. We will miss him very much but we have the hope and assurance of seeing him again.

magnoliasntea said...

This hymn has always been a favorite of mine, but I never realized it was written to teach some of the basics of salvation to children in Sunday School until I read your post and looked it up. That was interesting.
Thank you for sharing, Stephanie! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

"We shall tread the streets of gold."
Your words and photo's are a wonderful combination.

All the best Jan

Natalie said...

We sang that hymn in this mornings service! Have a wonderful week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love that old wonderful beautiful hymn. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Consider It All Joy said...

My Heart always feels lighter after visiting you on Sundays! Oh what a day that will be!! Bless Your Heart! Cindy xo

Mari said...

Such a joy filled post! I love that old song and am happy to have it running though my head now. Thanks!

Emily D. said...

What a lovely encouraging post! Beautiful photos and I love that hymn!
I'm a Christian....I love roses..and I love hymns!! They are my favorite thing to play or sing. I think I will enjoy looking around your blog! :-)

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. beautiful words Stephanie.. a great message of hope and expectation... xxxxx
have a lovely day .... Barb xxxxx

mamasmercantile said...

The Autumnal pictures were a delight. The hymn I am sure will be with me all day, reassuring.

Anonymous said...

Joyful words and pictures this October morn. Blessings to you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And that is why we have nothing to fear. The only thing however for me, as a human who knows nothing else but this existence, it's sort of like taking a trip for the first time on a jet plane. The mode of getting to the destination is frightening, but once you reach paradise, there is nothing like it. I just know He has so much unbelievable surprise for those who believe.

Tamago said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie. And those photos are amazing. Such lovely autumn colors!
Happy October :-)

Nancy Chan said...

Hi, greetings from Malaysia. A beautiful post with a beautiful song. We sing this in church. I am now your newest follower. Hope you will follow me too! Thank you.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderfully, uplifting post dear Stephanie. That old hymn came to my mind the end of last week. "We will sing and shout the victory." Amen.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

hobbyloes said...

Its a joy to read your wonderful post, I like the lovely hymn.
And I love your beautiful fall photos.

Kerin said...

Lovely post, and one filled with such hope.
Thank you very much for sharing.


Marilyn Mathis said...

I always enjoy the photos in your posts, but your words are such an inspiration to me! Many times they are just what I need for the day. When I read this post, I thought of a comment I just read that said, My home is in heaven, I'm just passing through this world." It's wonderful to think of my new home over there. I don't care about a mansion, I just want to see Jesus and thank Him for all He has done. Hugs.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful hymn and the Fall photos that accompanied the beautiful words. You put such thought into your posts, and I'm ever so grateful, dear Stephanie.
Also, your post on the Tea Shop Folly was so pretty! The novella looks like a good one. Love and blessings to you.....

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

A joyful hymn.... a tremendous message...an awesome truth!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Fabulous fall pictures, I just love the leaves in the water,,,, oh yes that day when we meet Jesus, what rejoicing that will be, I can only imagine my mouth will be just hanging open in Awe!!! How wonderful to have his promise that one day we will be with him!!
Have a most blessed week ahead!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Gorgeous post! Thank you for sharing!

Sylvia said...

Comforting words of praise !

Chris Lally said...

The perfect way to start the day! Thank you, Stephanie!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

A joyous celebration in photo, words, and song of that great and glorious day that awaits us! Thank you dear Stephanie for sharing not only this wonderful hymn, but the beautiful pictures along with it... fall is truly just gloriously beautiful isn't it! I loved how you shared the promise of a new life starting by highlighting the quote in the picture with the leaf in the water. A beautiful combination and a joyful time to look forward to! Hugs to you today dear friend, always an encouragement and blessing to visit with you! :)

Camille said...

We have often comforted ourselves with those precious passages from 1 Thessalonians and 1 Corinthians...such a wonderful HOPE we have because of our Saviour!! Hugs, Camille

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, lovely, and such beautiful autumn photos.

Karen said...

Thank you for another beautifully illustrated hymn. I treasure the hymns. My son's favorite song just before he died was 'Sing and Shout'. I'm gonna know how He brought me over, I'm gonna know how He brought me through. I'm gonna sing and shout forever! How about you? (Gary Oliver)

Gypsy Heart said...

I love, love this hymn! The scripture and photos are beautiful! You know, in these trying times in our country, I feel better drawing closer to our Lord.


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