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Oh, What Songs of the Heart
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Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Joyfully

1. Oh, what songs of the heart

We shall sing all the day,

When again we assemble at home,

When we meet ne’er to part

With the blest o’er the way,

There no more from our loved ones to roam!

When we meet ne’er to part,

Oh, what songs of the heart

We shall sing in our beautiful home.

2. Tho our rapture and bliss

There’s no song can express,

We will shout, we will sing o’er and o’er,

As we greet with a kiss,

And with joy we caress

All our loved ones that passed on before;

As we greet with a kiss,

In our rapture and bliss,

All our loved ones that passed on before.

3. Oh, the visions we’ll see

In that home of the blest,

There’s no word, there’s no thought can impart,

But our rapture will be

All the soul can attest,

In the heavenly songs of the heart;

But our rapture will be

In the vision we’ll see

Best expressed in the songs of the heart.

4. Oh, what songs we’ll employ!

Oh, what welcome we’ll hear!

While our transports of love are complete,

As the heart swells with joy

In embraces most dear

When our heavenly parents we meet!

As the heart swells with joy,

Oh, what songs we’ll employ,

When our heavenly parents we meet!

Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942

Music: William Clayson, 1840–1887

Doctrine and Covenants 76:58–66, 70

1 Corinthians 2:9