A Song for Tears and Joy

Gospel music is a love of mine.  Not the music of today, but simple gospel music that you can understand the words, and hear the words above the music.  Music should be  just the background to the words.

 There is a beautiful gospel song that brings me to tears each time I hear it.  The song was written by Dale Dodson.  “Stroll Over Heaven With You”   Need I say more?   There in that song is “I want to stroll over Heaven with you”  Just thinking of those words touches me and infuses me with tears.

The song tells me that I will walk in Heaven.  Yes, me!  Walking the streets of gold.  This song reminds me to “survey” my blessings and the good things in my life.  That is so important to our heart, to think of the things that have come “from above”.  Family, friends, love, beauty!  I would not get to partake of these things if it were not for Him.  I would not get to witness the beauty of nature – if not for Him.  He grants me that “favor”.  But the song goes further.  It goes to the “rapture”. 

Yes, the rapture!  Just thinking those words and even typing them (“the rapture”)   gives me such a glad feeling.  Glad; happy; joyful; rapturous!  A giddy smile touches my face as I type this.  Just think – “rapture”.  If that single word does not touch and affect you, just think what it means.  It means Heaven!   It means seeing the face of our Savior! It means maybe “strolling” with Him!

It also means that I will be visiting with people from my past and future who also have accepted Salvation and do so with faith.   Just think — walking with those that have led you to Christ.  Even strolling with Grandparents that have passed, maybe even a child that has left this world.  The song also reminds you that the rapture promises no more sorrows or “heartaches” . 

There is also a sadness to that song that breaks my heart.  It is — what if you are not there for me to “stroll over heaven with”?  It is a reality that some, who might read this, will not be there to stroll with. 

So now you know why that song “I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You” affects me so.  My tears are glad and my tears are sad.  I hope to stroll with you. 

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Stroll Over Heaven With You

1.     When I survey all the good things that come to me from above
if I could count all the blessings from the storehouse of love
I’d simply ask for the favor of him beyond mortal men
and I’m sure he would grant it again and again

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
when all the troubles and heartaches are truly vanished away
then we’ll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

2.     So many places of beauty we long to see here below
but time and treasures have kept us from making plans as you know
but come the morning of rapture together we’ll be
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
when all the troubles and heartaches are truly vanished away
then we’ll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

3.     We’ll renew old acquaintance and friends we once knew
then we’ll meet all our loved ones and we’ll see Jesus too
that will be a glad reunion, there will be much to view
when I stroll over Heaven with you

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
when all the troubles and heartaches are truly vanished away
then we’ll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

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