How Sweet How Heavenly ~ hymn

How Sweet How Heavenly hymn

There are times in our lives when it feels like many, many we know are going through difficult struggles. Whether it is illness, death of a loved one who has struggled with health for a long while, death of a loved one that was sudden and unexpected, or feeling downtrodden with all that this earthly life holds for us, we all feel that sadness and lack of hope once in a while. But, we should find that hope. After all, we have hope in Christ. He promises us that. And we have a sweetness that is found only in Him and in our family through Him. Those around us are ready and willing to lift you in your times of struggle. They are also ready to be there in times of peacefulness and joy. Love is what ties all of this together. So love one another as Christ loves each of us.

Lori, At Home.

Listen to this hymn at In Search of the Lord’s Way. The titles are alphabetical and you’ll just need to click the arrow to the left of the title for How Sweet, How Heavenly.

How Sweet, How Heavenly

lyrics: Joseph Swain (1792)
music: William B. Bradbury (1844)

  1. How sweet, how heav’nly is the sight,
    When those that love the Lord
    In one another’s peace delight,
    And thus fulfill His Word.
  2. When each can feel his brother’s sigh
    And with him bear a part;
    When sorrow flows from eye to eye,
    And joy from heart to heart.
  3. When, free from envy, scorn, and pride,
    Our wishes all above,
    Each can his brother’s failings hide,
    And show a brother’s love.
  4. When love, in one delightful stream,
    Through every bosom flows;
    When union sweet, and dear esteem,
    In every action glows.
  5. Love is the golden chain that binds
    The happy souls above;
    And he’s an heir of Heav’n who finds
    His bosom glow with love.


2 thoughts on “How Sweet How Heavenly ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) March 6, 2019 at 12:23 am Reply

    the tune sounds familiar but the words are new. Good to listen to.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 6, 2019 at 8:46 am Reply

      Isn’t it interesting how melodies are often reused? Good ones have multiple uses.

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