Hymn writer Eliza Edmunds Hewitt wrote the hymn 'When We All Get to Heaven' in 1898, when she was aged 47. Initially a teacher Eliza turned to writing poems when illness caused her to end her teaching career and by the time she died it is thought she had written thousands.

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The hymn is sung to a melody by Emily Wilson.

'When We All Get to Heaven' lyrics

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.

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!

While we walk the pilgrim pathway
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when trav'ling days are over
Not a shadow, not a sigh. [Refrain]

Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving ev'ry day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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