December 2014 / January 2015 - Vol. 77
Our Hearts Will Rise
song and music by Ed Conlin

Eye has not seen, no ear has heard,
No heart conceived the hope prepared for us.
Now we see dimly, but one day clearly.
Face to face we shall behold our God.

Our hearts will rise as you open our eyes
And we see you in glory and we’re taken by love.
Then we shall know / even as we’re known
You are love eternal, you are the One!
[To end:] You are the One!

And all creation waits with eager longing
Until the Father then reveals his own.
So we are pilgrims, searching for that city.
Our hearts are restless for your love alone. 

And in that city there is no temple
There is no grieving and there is no night.
But there is Jesus / before the Father,
And by the Spirit we will wake to light.


Click to listen to an mp3 audio clip of the song

song and words: (c) Ed Conlin
Album title: Sing a New Song to the Lord
Produced by The Servants of the Word

Ed reflects on the song

This song was written as an adaptation of 1 Corinthians 9 to be an inspiration toward the life of heaven. The melody and pace of the song are to carry an energy that raises the heart and the chorus is written to lift us in worship. My favorite line is "Taken by Love'. Indeed when we see Him face to face, we will be taken with him...and the Lord will do it by the sheer magnitude of his love for us! I can't wait!
Ed Conlin is a member of the Servants of the Word, a missionary brotherhood of men living single for the Lord. He lives in community in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan, USA, and works as a licensed substance abuse counselor and chaplain with Capuchin Franciscan Ministries in Detroit.
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