♫ Somewhere in outer space,
God has prepared a place
For those who trust him and obey…♫
Do you remember this song from your Sunday School days?
I can’t find out who first wrote this song, or when it was written either, but I do know it has been around a long time!
It’s Ascension Day tomorrow, when we remember the account in Acts 1:9-11 when Jesus returned to heaven to be with His Father. So, I thought a post featuring songs about heaven would be rather nice!
The Countdown Song (or The Blast Off Song as it’s also known by) is a great song reminding children that Jesus is coming back again one day. We always started off with the countdown, then sung the verse and chorus. While preparing this post, I found more verses for this song online at DLTK’s Bible Songs for Kids which I really liked, especially that question Children where will you be throughout eternity? Plus they add at the end “And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3. What a great way to learn that verse!
Another song about heaven I remember from my childhood is Heaven is a Wonderful Place. I had The Kids Praise Album and one of the children asks Psalty, “Do you know anything about heaven?” Psalty’s reply is that he knows that Jesus is there, and if He’s there, then it must be a wonderful place! Of course, they then discover in Psalty’s pages a song about heaven to sing!
There are also these songs: When I get to Heaven I’m Going to Walk With Jesus, and When We All Get to Heaven What a Day of Rejoicing That Will Be.
For older children there are these songs: Unclouded Day, I’ve a Home Beyond the River (I always love the line “I will dwell with Jesus there!”), This World is not My Home, and When The Roll is Called Up Yonder.
Do you teach your children about heaven?
Which songs about heaven are your favourites to sing?
~ Wendy Sparkes ~
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4