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When I Get to Heaven (Resurrection)

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Raelynn Parkin
2010-06-22
Raelynn Parkin

Story

When I get to Heaven is a song that Raelynn Parkin began in 1993 but never finished.  When her husband Paul began to write a children's Easter play, this song found its perfected form.  This song is about a child who is captive in a wheel chair but dreams of one day walking if not in this earth then with Jesus on Heaven.

Raelynn Parkin: Resurrection

 

Lyrics

When I Get to Heaven

Resurrection

Written by Raelynn Parkin
Copyright (c) 2003  All Rights Reserved.
 
 

Verse 1:       

They gathered one day in Sunday School

They talked of dreams of who they’d be

One shy little psalmist began to say

This is who I want to be someday.

 

Chorus 1:   

When I get to Heaven, I want to sing like David

When I get to Heaven, I want my song to touch God’s own heart

When I get to heaven, A royal King and Priest I’ll be

Oh God please hear my prayer

I want to be like David when I get there.

 

Verse 2:      

Then another child spoke

He stuttered and clammered for every word he could

All of Heaven turned their ear

As he spoke his imperfect prayer.

 

Chorus 2:     

When I get to Heaven, I want to be like Moses

When I get to Heaven, I want to speak and the waters part

When I get to Heaven, Signs and wonders I’ll declare

Oh God please hear my prayer

I want to be like Moses when I get there.

 

Verse 3:      

One child sat straight up

With excitement in his face

As he straightened his legs in his wheelchair

He closed his eyes to imagine he could be

As he spoke these words of faith.

 

Chorus 3:    

When I get to heaven, I want to walk like Jesus

When I get to Heaven, I want to walk the streets of gold.

When I get to Heaven, I want to walk with my Jesus.

Oh God, please hear my prayer,

I want to be like Jesus when I get there.

 

Chorus 4:  

When I get to heaven, I want to walk like Jesus

When I get to Heaven,

The lame shall walk and the dumb shall speak,

When I get to Heaven, I want to walk with my Jesus.

Oh God, please hear my prayer,

I want to be like Jesus when I get there.