Paradise Party

Tune & Hymn: Ode To Joy


There is a party I cannot

Attend yet, 'tis not my lot

There a parade is, streets of gold

Joys and wonders true, untold

My mother she is the grand guest

While on earth she did her best

The angels her heavenly hosts are

Excelling earth's good by far


Yes, there bright lights, part favour

Beautiful cake, sweet savours

Cake decorated, silver, rose

Feast fit for a King, each knows

He shall be there, Him we praise, sing

One voice in unison ring

Yet my mother's special day 'tis

Wings shining, plays harp with bliss


There they need no special learning

Inspired, their hearts e'er burning

For the blind now see, the deaf hear

Sights and sounds perfect appear

Though in earthly life, if poor we

Through blindness and illness be

Yet my mother's spirit ne'er broke

Nothing could it quench or choke


She made journey some time ago

Happy memories I know

A soul fighting, she did finish

O'ercame and gained victory all

So play your stringed harp vibrantly!

Enjoy your great feast for free!

Flutter your wings, beauteous, golden!

You fair among women, men


And see through your emerald eyes!

Your spirit soars, never dies

Walk safely those streets of gold bright!

Now you have perpetual sight

And finally, when this earth here

Through its troubled path I steer

I myself shall take up harp too

We shall both make music new


We shall make music together

In Rapture, parted never

Making sweetest sounds that no ear

Here on earth can know or hear

The spiritual tunes that only

Can be played by saved souls free

Seeing, singing, met in heaven

Endless glories await then




  • Michael Edwards

    I was actually singing the words (to myself you'll be pleased to know) as I read this - another good 'un Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Michael. Two for the price of one - the clip, and my hymn-poem! Sometimes people seem to 'sing up' more to 'non-hymn' sort of tunes. There's the Dambusters March, On Ilkley Moor Bah' tat, etc, as examples used as hymns.

    • Goldfinch60

      Another good write and piece of music. In 2016 my brother took me to the Royal Albert Hall as a Birthday present and it was a Beethoven concert ending with the Ninth Symphony.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold. A real treat for you then.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks STEVE ~ A very uplifting Hymn & Tune ~ AMEN Your poem is a great tribute to your MUM and the reality of HEAVEN ! Thanks for caring ~ BRIAN

        • orchidee

          Thanks Brian. It's based on an original poem by Kat, so not 'all my own words'.

        • yellowrose

          such a beautiful and heavenly feel to this piece.. very pleasant and enjoyable read 😊

          • orchidee

            Thanks yellowrose.

          • dusk arising

            Nice one Orchidee. I'm not a christian believer but i think your words capture the essence of love and enduring hope we all share for the spiritual afterlife. A lovely tribute to your mother and your personal hopes.

            • orchidee

              Thanks dusk. Not originally written by me. See Kat's earlier poem about her mother. This is what I have based this hymn-poem on, with permission.

            • FineB

              Hi Orchidee.

              What a beautiful poem, uplifting and heavenly.

              Keep writing

              • orchidee

                Thanks Fine.

              • Gary Edward Geraci

                Beautiful piece Orchidee; read while a inspirational choral piece was playing in the background. I love contemplating about our loved ones that have gone before us; faith and hope prevail; envisioning the great love our Heavenly Father has for us; His open arms for when we will finally meet Him face to face. Your poem so inspires....

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Gary. All offers to sing my hymn-poems too, are gratefully received!

                • Heather T

                  Beautiful, and what a sweet blessing for Kat! Makes me excited to go home.

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks Heather. Our 'long home' as it's sometimes described!

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