First Christmas in Heaven
I’ve had my first Christmas in Heaven,
A glorious, wonderful day!
I stood with saints of the ages
Who found Christ, the Truth, and the Way.
I sang with the heavenly choir -
Just think! I, who so longed to sing!
And oh! What celestial music
We brought to our Savior and King!
We sang the glad songs of redemption,
How Jesus of
And how they had called His name Jesus,
That all might be saved through His name.
We sang once again with the angels,
The song they sang that blessed morn,
When shepherds first heard the glad story
That Jesus, the Savior, was born.
O, dear one, I wish you had been here.
No Christmas on earth could compare
With all the rapture and glory
We witnessed in Heaven so fair.
You know how I always loved Christmas;
It seemed such a wonderful day,
With all my loved ones around me,
The children so happy and gay.
Yes, now I can see why I loved it,
And, oh, what a joy it will be
When all of my loved ones are with me,
To share in the glories I see.
So dear ones on earth here’s my greeting –
Look up ‘til the day’s dawn appears,
And, oh, what a Christmas awaits us
Beyond all our partings and tears.