August 14

Skeeter Davis’ Heavenly Version of “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be”

Skeeter Davis' Heavenly Version of "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" 1
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Heaven, as many Christians believe, is the place where one goes when he/she dies. But questions such as “Is heaven real?” and “How does it look like?” arise from people in doubt. Despite spurious claims of some people having visited heaven, the Bible says that no one has died, gone to heaven, and returned to earth to tell of the experience. This is well cited in the verse, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10.

The Bible is the only thing we have that clearly tells us what heaven really is. Further, everything that we need to know about heaven is revealed in the Scripture. However, trying to think and understand about this realm is almost impossible. In addition, problems further arise as the Bible (with its different versions) are interpreted in different ways.

With everything discussed and said, the most important thing is we believe that there is a “heaven” waiting for us.  In fact, there are various country songs that focus on this topic. A great example is the gospel hymn “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”

When you listen to the tune, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be” speaks of the description of how heaven looks like. The song describes heaven as a place where there is love, happiness, and peace. Moreover, it tells us that heaven shines brightly because God is there lighting up the heavens with His guidance and presence.

Here’s a part of this beautiful song:

We read of a place that’s called heaven,
It’s made for the pure and the free;
These truths in God’s Word He hath given,
How beautiful heaven must be.

How beautiful heaven must be,
Sweet home of the happy and free;
Fair haven of rest for the weary,
How beautiful heaven must be.

The Gospel Song as Rendered by Skeeter Davis

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be” was conceived by Cordie Bridgewater and was published in 68 hymnals. It was actually covered by the late George Jones for his 58th album, The Gospel Collection released in 2003. To note, it placed no. 19 and no. 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Billboard Top Christian Albums, respectively.

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UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Skeeter Davis (Photo by Gems/Redferns)

Moreover, the said hymn was also given a rendition by fellow country music star Skeeter Davis. Her sweet and mellow voice suits the melody set on a heavenly tune. In addition, she sings in a way that we are led to God as if it were church day every day. What a way to praise and glorify the Lord!

LISTEN to Skeeter Davis amazing rendition of this gospel hymn, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be:”

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