10 Awesome Songs About Heaven

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Ok, pull out your “Great Hymns of Faith” and your CD/DVDs of the new songs too. I am looking for some songs about Heaven. Good thing we have some great songs out there that sing about the future home of the believing saints. Here are just 10 awesome songs about Heaven; I hope you enjoy them.

Featured Song about Heaven: When We All Get to Heaven This is the number one song on the playlist at my funeral – really! I want y’all to sing it out loud and with happiness because the whole premise of the song is to be imagining what a day of rejoicing it will be when we all get to Heaven. I understand we are all human and we will miss our loved ones when they go home to be with the Father, however when we are saved by grace through faith we ought to be looking forward instead of back. Looking forward to Heaven is something that only believers can do. When we sing sad songs and continually grieve for the loss when our brothers and sisters have gone on before us we are focusing on this temporary life that we have here on Earth. So take a listen to this great song of faith in the upper right of the page and think about your loved ones who are in Heaven and dream about the time when you will be reunited with them. Imagine how wonderful it will be to meet our brother Jesus and our Father God.

Heaven Came Down (John W. Peterson)

This song speaks of the hope that endures and the future in Heaven for sure because “Heaven” came down when at the cross the Savior, Jesus finished His work. I think you might enjoy this audio only (video) rendition by the Eastman Trio gospel group.

I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard)

This is a popular song sung my MercyMe and written by their front man Bart Millard. It has a very personal message from Bart’s heart. I found this video on YouTube and just love the testimony that Wynonna gives before she puts her heart in soul into it at one of her concerts. Enjoy it below:

I’m A Child of the King (Harriett E. Buell & John B. Sumner)

Written in the 1800’s and most likely sung with no instrumentation, this hymn has never lost its meaning. It speaks of the Christian’s relationship to the Heavenly King. My favorite verse has these lyrics:

My Father’s own Son,

The Savior of men,

Once wandered o’er earth

As the poorest of them;

But now He is reigning forever on high,

And will give me a home in heav’n by and by


I’m a child of the King

A child of the King!

With Jesus, my Savior,

I’m a child of the King!

Songs about Heaven

I want a mansion, a harp and a crown

Mansion on a Hilltop (Ira Stanphill)

This was a favorite song sung on Sunday nights at our church in Minnesota. I love the lyrics to it as it reflects on the eternal home we have in Heaven with no permanent dwelling here on Earth. I found a story behind this song at absolutelygospel.  com and you can read about it here: Mansion Here is my favorite lyric to this song:

Favorite lyric:

Don’t think me poor or deserted or lonely
I’m not discouraged I’m heaven bound
I’m just a pilgrim in search of the city
I want a mansion, a harp and a crown

Revelation Song (Kari Jobe)

This song, made popular by Philips, Craig and Dean was actually written by Jenny Riddle but sant by Kari Jobe and it is based upon the vision given to the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation. It is the song that we will be singing to our Lamb of God when we worship Him on His throne in our new Heavenly home.

And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~ Revelation 4:7-11

Here is this beautiful song sung by the author, Kari Jobe

Surely Goodness and Mercy (John W. Peterson & Alfred B. Smith)

The absolute best part of this song is the chorus that can be sung after every verse or saved until the very end of the song. It is like singing a brand new song as it focuses on the eternal destiny of the believer. Take a look at the lyrics:


And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever,

And I shall feast at the table spread for me;

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days, all the days of my life,

All the days, all the days of my life.

There Will be a Day (Jeremy Camp)

I cannot write enough to convince you that this is one of the best songs out right now about Heaven. The home we long for and the brother we can’t wait to meet – one day we will see Jesus face to face. Enjoy the video below, sung by the writer:

You Hold Me Now (Hillsong)

This is a lovely more contemporary song that speaks of holding on until that day “Knowing there’s a greater day there’s a hope that never fails”. You can view a video and listen to the song here You Hold Me and take a look at the full lyrics below.


On that day when I see
All that You have for me
When I see You face to face
There surrounded by Your grace
All my fears swept away
In the light of Your embrace
Where Your love is all I need
And forever I am free

Where the streets are made of gold
In Your presence healed and whole
Let the songs of heaven
Rise to You alone

No weeping no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now
You hold me now

In this life I will stand
Through my joy and my pain
Knowing theres a greater day
Theres a hope that never fails
Where Your Name is lifted high
And forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name
Im believing for the day

Where the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven
Rise to You alone

For eternity
All my heart will give
All the glory to Your Name

When the Roll is Called up Yonder (James M. Black)

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. ~ Revelation 20:12


When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.


When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.


Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.


Let’s grow the list

Do you have a favorite song about Heaven that you would like to add? Please share it I the comments below.


The Holy Bible, King James Version

YouTube, various videos

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Dhom June 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

Its nice to have this Good messaged of God.

Thank you


Pamela Rose Williams June 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

thanks for stopping by Dhom and for your kind words. Blessings! All glory to God.


Josh June 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I always enjoy the song lists you put together Pam and this is another great one! I really enjoyed listening to the Revelation Song in the video above.


Pamela Rose Williams June 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

So happy you enjoyed. That is one of my favorite artists, introduced to me by my Candi. I often listen to Kari’s Pandora’s channel.


Kim January 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

Jenny Riddle write Revelation Song not Kari Jobe.


Jack Wellman January 12, 2019 at 11:47 am

Thank you. Will correct this error. I appreciate your help Kim.


Katy June 14, 2012 at 2:11 am

I love the song “When we all get to heaven”

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace;
In the mansions bright and blessed
He’ll prepare for us a place.
When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!
While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when trav’ling days are over,
Not a shadow, not a sigh.
Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.
Onward to the prize before us!
Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open;
We shall tread the streets of gold.


Pamela Rose Williams June 20, 2012 at 9:06 am



Brandon Coan August 28, 2018 at 7:46 am

Yes, amen! And, me being an Inspirations fan, I always have to include Thank God I’ve Made It, If You Only Knew, When I Wake Up to Sleep No More, …

And I always will love What A Beautiful Day by the Happy Goodmans


Robbie K June 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Save a Place for me, by Matthew West. This song is one I stumbled upon this past Friday, the day my grandma passed away. It was so fitting, my mom & aunts decided it would be a perfect fit during the funeral. Thanks for your posts!


Pamela Rose Williams June 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

I quite agree Robbie K. Thanks for sharing here at WCWTK!


mukelabai muyunda June 18, 2012 at 2:48 am

thanks guys
i rily ejoy the your programe you keep posting on to us,you people may God bless you that you may continue to share your blessing with us world wide.
i love all keep your good work


Pamela Rose Williams June 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

All glory to God Mukelabai Muyunda, thank you for these sweet words of encouragement.


mukelabai muyunda June 22, 2012 at 4:35 am

morning people,if its morning there here its 11:30 hours.while what can say glory to God and his highest to see this day its not mistake but his power and mercyful looks upon me.everyone should rejoyce when they open a new page. where is the world going now???????????
may the good Lord bless the ntire universe.


Dawn August 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

You might consider one of these songs
Where I belong – Matt Redman
That will be the Day – Bart Millard


Pamela Rose Williams August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Both good ones. Thank you Dawn


Yolanda October 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Heaven by Mary Mary


Debbie October 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm

When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton


Halvar July 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

No More Night by David Phelps is one the best out there. Powerful and beautiful.


Dan Baker July 29, 2013 at 6:12 am

One of my favorite songs about heaven is the song
What a Day That Will Be

Here are the lyrics as I learned them

There is coming a day, where no heartaches shall rise
No more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye.
All is peace forevermore, on that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day, that will be!

What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see
When I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace,
When He takes me by the hand, and leads me through the promised land,
what a day, glorious day, that will be!

There’ll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear
No more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there
And forever I will be with the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day, that will be!



Lori April 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Thank you so much for posting that song. Beautiful and so full of hope.


Ashley December 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

FFH: One of These Days


Kathy Jo Bryant January 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Please go to this webpage to see the lyrics to my favorite song about Heaven. The music is awesome, too!



Kevin January 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

I love Keith Green’s song “I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven”
The link shows him singing it live


Ginger D. March 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Spirit In The Sky


Pastor Kirk April 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Circle Up, by Chris Rice


Monique April 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm

The Only Thing I Want Joni Eareckson

Enjoy! My favorite!


Danelle June 24, 2014 at 1:42 am

Heavens been on my mind the last few days. My current playlist is
Heaven is my home – mark condon
In front of the throne – Bobbie shoemake
Heaven – NorCal mass choir
Soon and very soon – Andre crouch
Look for me (for I will be there too) – happy goodmans
He’ll welcome me – john p kee
I wanna see heaven – Woodlawn mass choir
He’s coming soon – hymnal
Going up yonder – tramaine Hawkins (?)
Stars below – the martins
Heaven – Troy sneed
Then I did youtube to mp3 of the Pentecostals of Alexandria for some old songs like Won’t we have a time when we get over yonder!

I’m ready to go!


Steve October 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Wow, this was a blessing to me – your list and thoughts and also the comments and the additional songs mentioned by those commenting. I have been crying literal tears of joy and hope as I have been reminded of and have been singing in my heart and mind many of these songs I had not heard or even thought of in so many years. Thank you.

Allow me to add: “This World is Not My Home” and “Across the Bridge,” two very old southern gospel standards with powerful messages of hope and truth.

I’m ready! And I wouldn’t mind having every last one of these songs sung at my funeral. And if my children in God’s mercy can find these truths not only in their minds but in their hearts, I will leave this earth a truly happy man.


JP January 30, 2015 at 9:57 am

My list is short but will grow…This is a list that’s more geared towards looking forward to heaven.

Newsboys – I would Give Everything
Switchfoot – Where I Belong
U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
Lifehouse – Flight


Paul Kaiser January 31, 2015 at 11:26 am

Big Big House (It’s My Father’s House)


Drew Weir March 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Good list, however Kari Jobe did not write Revelation Song but recorded it for Gateway Church, it was actually written by Jennie Lee Riddle


Dot Thomas July 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

When I get Home


Jojo August 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Hello. My favourite worship song is this one by Phatfish, a UK group. It’s very upbeat and the lyrics are sound biblical truths

There is a day
That all creation’s waiting for,
A day of freedom and liberation for the earth.
And on that day
The Lord will come to meet His bride,
And when we see Him
In an instant we’ll be changed

The trumpet sounds
And the dead will then be raised
By His power,
Never to perish again.
Once only flesh,
Now clothed with immortality,
Death has now been
Swallowed up in victory

We will meet Him in the air
And then we will be like Him
For we will see Him, as He is
Oh yeah!
Then all hurt and pain will cease
And we’lll be with Him forever
And in His glory we will live
Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

So lift your eyes
To the things as yet unseen,
That will remain now
For all eternity.
Though trouble’s hard,
It’s only momentary
And it’s acheiving
Our future glory


Pamela Rose Williams August 5, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Nice one Jojo… My favorite verse is the last:
“So lift your eyes
To the things as yet unseen,
That will remain now
For all eternity.
Though trouble’s hard,
It’s only momentary
And it’s acheiving
Our future glory”

Thanks for sharing!


Macolm Cummings November 30, 2015 at 4:05 am

Lyrics for the song – Oh Sing Me a Song of Heaven


shadley January 4, 2016 at 12:37 am

Hi all

I am looking for the song
Heaven is my destiny, a place I wanna be…..
Could anyone help please?


Gillian April 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Todd Agnew – Martyr’s song!

I’ve been waiting to dance with you
In fields full of colors you’ve never seen
And I’ve been waiting to show you beauty
You’d never dreamed that’s always been in you

I’ve been waiting to see you tremble as you’re embraced
By a world saturated with my love
I’ve been waiting for the day when at last I get to say
My child you are finally home

Sing, O son of Zion
Shout, O child of mine
Rejoice with all your heart and soul and mind
For you are finally home


celeste February 7, 2021 at 11:43 am

…Also Todd Agnew’s “Isaiah 6” is awesome!!!


Nick Embaye March 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm

This is from the early days of contemporary christian music. when I say early I mean the early 70s to 1980s. I don’t remember the artist. At least part of it is from Psalms 119 and it’s kind of a lullaby:

His word is a lamp unto my feet, a light upon my way
and I do well to pay it heed until the final day
until the day dawns and the morning star
rises in your heart
Take this lamp and light your way
To your eternal home.


Lori April 1, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Kari Jobe did not write Revelation Song, a gal named Jamie Lee Riddle. Here’s a wonderful interview where she talks about how she came to write it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMjre5yE9nY

She and Kari Jobe are friends. Kari Jobe really put it on the map and our hearts when she began to sing it. Love this article. God’s glory surely shines in hymns and songs about Himself.


Mike Moore October 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Great selection of “Heavenly Hymns”! And tremendous explanation of their placing! I must agree with their placing, even though traditional hymns and southern gospel are my best preferences for gospel songs. Great work, sister in the Lord!


Deb December 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

I don’t see “Home Where I Belong”, sung by B.J. Thomas. One of my favorites.


Jason February 5, 2018 at 10:17 am

We Will Dance, We’re Marching to Zion and Shall We Gather at the River are some of my favorites. Also On the Other Side is a nice song about Heaven even though it not congregation friendly to sing.


Pamela Rose Williams February 6, 2018 at 11:56 am

Thanks for sharing Jason — I love Shall We Gather at the River.


Lynette March 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm

I would like to add the song “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be”.
It has a lovely melody, easy to sing and full of hope.


Luxolo Mnja December 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm

I also love the song ‘ Heaven’s sounding sweeter all the time’ by The Deweys
And also the following
‘Set another place at the table’
‘I’ve never been this homesick before’


Sherry January 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

I’ll Fly Away
Some glad morning when this life is over,
I’ll fly away.
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away.I’ll fly away, O Glory,
I’ll fly away. (In the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, bye and bye,
I’ll fly away.When the shadows of this life are gone,
I’ll fly away.
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I’ll fly away.


Linda C Wood February 26, 2019 at 7:16 am

I have been searching for a beautiful song, but cannot find it anywhere. I don’t know the name but it had a chorus of I’m just crossing Jordan, I’m just going home. If you know this song, please let me know. Thank you and God bless.


Jack Wellman February 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

Hello Linda. Could this song be “Im Gonna Cross the River Jordan?” Otherwise, I tried but could not help you.


Hannah August 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Could you mean “I am Bound for the Promised land”?

It starts:
On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand
And cast a wishful eye
At Canaans fair and happy land
Where my possessions lie

I am bound
I am bound
I am bound for the promised land


Jim February 4, 2021 at 8:15 am

The song is ‘Wayfaring Stranger.’

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through this world of woe
Yet there’s no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright world to which I go

I’m going there to see my father
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather ’round me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed their vigils keep


Jim February 4, 2021 at 2:26 pm

The song is ‘Wayfaring Stranger.’
Lyrics –
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through this world of woe
Yet there’s no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright world to which I go

I’m going there to see my father
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather ’round me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed their vigils keep

I’m going there to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home


celeste February 7, 2021 at 11:41 am

Hello Linda,
I believe the song you are looking for was sung by Emmylou Harris on her album called “Roses in the Snow” and the song “Wayfaring Stranger”. She most likely did not write it but sang it so beautifully.


Madison Hall March 3, 2019 at 11:57 am

I love all these songs because I 1,000,000% believe in God.


Jessica V Richards March 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm

heaven song by phil wickham


Cabot Mama May 10, 2019 at 11:54 am

Wonderful list. Thank you!

And the suggestions in the comments brought back great memories of encouraging songs. Thank you, too!

A few to add:
We Shall Behold Him – Sandi Patti
Homesick – MercyMe
Another Time, Another Place – Sandi Patti & Wayne Watson
I’ll Fly Away


OGHENEMEGA July 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Thank you Pamela for doing this. This is really good. May Our Lord Jesus Christ continue to strengthen you to do more to glory of his name. Amen


Ken K October 29, 2019 at 10:33 pm

1. Brief Life is Here Our Portion(Full hymn has many stanzas. Alternatively called Jerusalem the Golden. YouTube has version by user Martijn De Groat with Martin Llyod Jones singing with his congregation.

2. The Sands of Time are Sinking (Glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s Land. Get full 17 stanzas)


cathy January 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Well done.. The Afters
The wonderful Cross Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlinson Home


Gloria Kelly March 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

There is a song on christian radio 88.7. Has lyrics where he sings your in heaven but I have your heart. What is the name of the song and who sings it.?


Anita August 24, 2020 at 12:48 am

Thank you for this list!! I am planning a theme about heaven being our real home for my classroom this year – this is very helpful in trying to choose a theme song. It’s a hard task because there are so many “best” songs!!


Nancy February 4, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Knowing what I know about heaven


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