Joyous Anticipation (Charles Albert Tindley)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-25)  CPDL #69799:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-06-25).   Score information: A5, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from New Songs of Paradise, 1916. All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Joyous Anticipation
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley
First Line: I'm on my way to heaven above
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1913
    2nd published: 1916 in New Songs of Paradise, Edition 1, no. 35

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. I’m on my way to heaven above,
Where all are free from care;
A land of rest and perfect love
And joy without a tear.

2. There none are sick with feeble frame,
No sad and downcast soul;
There perfect health and youth remain,
Forever, we are told.


3. No beggars on that golden street,
No blind to lead about;
No funeral train we there shall meet,
For death is there cast out.

4. No children there with parents dead,
No crepe upon the door;
No weeping mourners ever tread
Upon that golden shore.


5. No one in heaven is denied
The freedom of that land;
For Jesus purchased when he died
That place for every man.

6. No parting word or sad farewell
Is heard in all that clime,
For those who with their Savior dwell
Are happy all the time.