Heaven Is Shining, The

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "The heaven is shining, shining, The heaven is shining full of love." Verses: the singer bids friends farewell: "going to leave you all." Death says, "this very day, you must go." If he had it to do over, he would avoid the road to sin.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 94-95, "Oh, de Hebben Is Shinin'" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 219 in the 1874 edition)
Roud #15223
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "The heaven is shining full of love."
One of Dett's verses floats from "Oh Death (III)," asking Death to "spare me yet another day." - BS
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File: Dett094

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