Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "No Tears in Heaven" lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915),
was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "No Tears in Heaven", William Howard Doane (February 3, 1832-December 23, 1915),
was born in Preston, Connecticut, United States and
became famous as a composer, musician, Sunday School superintendent and choir director.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: No Tears in Heaven
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820
to February 12, 1915)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Howard Doane (February 3, 1832 to
December 23, 1915)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Our youth is transient like a flower, That blooms, and fades, and dies"
First Publication Date:
No Tears in Heaven Lyrics
Our youth is transient like a flower,
That blooms, and fades, and dies;
Our life is but a summer cloud,
And like a shadow flies;
Then let us heed the warning voice-
Today its call we hear,
It speaks in deep and solemn tones,
That come from yonder bier.
The angel messenger of death,
Has gently borne away,
A dear companion from our side,
To realms of endless day;
Her voice no more will join with ours
The song of praise below,
It wakes a purer, sweeter strain,
Where only pleasures flow.
When gathered on the Sabbath morn,
Her vacant place we view,
We'll think how bright the world she treads,
And in her steps pursue;
Be still, let every heart be still,
And all our sorrow quell,
We'll bow submissive to His will,
Who doeth all things well.