419. 8s. & 7s. M. J. G. Adams. Heaven Here.
1 Heaven is here; its hymns of gladness
Cheer the true believer's way,
In this world where sin and sadness
Often change to night our day.
2 Heaven is here; where misery lightened
Of its heavy load is seen,
Where the face of sorrow brightened
By the deed of love hath been:
3 Where the bound, the poor, despairing
Are set free, supplied and blest;
Where, in others' anguish sharing,
We can find our surest rest.
4 Where we heed the voice of duty
Rather than man's praise, or rod;
This is heaven, -- its peace, its beauty,
Radiant with the smile of God.