Homeland of the soul

A blessed thought comes to my soul

Author: J. H. Hall
Tune: [A blessed thought comes to my soul]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 A blessed thought comes to my soul,
Over in the heav’nly homeland,
We’ll dwell with Christ while ages roll;
Over in the heav’nly homeland.

Refrain:
Homeland, homeland of the soul,
Blessed home, heav’nly home,
Homeland, Homeland of the soul,
Over in the heav’nly homeland.

2 And there we’ll join the blood-washed throng,
Over in the heav’nly homeland;
To sing the glad Redemption song,
Over in the heav’nly homeland. [Refrain]

3 And when we cross the Jordan’s brink,
Over in the heav’nly homeland;
Oh, there we’ll find each broken link,
Over in the heav’nly homeland. [Refrain]

4 And when around our Father’s throne,
Over in the heav’nly homeland;
Then we shall know as we are known,
Over in the heav’nly homeland. [Refrain]

5 We’ll meet our friends who’ve gone before,
Over in the heav’nly homeland;
Yes, meet and greet to part no more,
Over in the heav’nly homeland. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #48

Author: J. H. Hall

Jacob Henry Hall, 1855-1941 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1855, near Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia. Died: De­cem­ber 22, 1941. Buried: Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. Son of farm­er George G. Hall and Eliz­a­beth Thom­as Hall, Ja­cob at­tend­ed sing­ing schools taught by Tim­o­thy Funk when he was a boy. As his love of mu­sic pro­gressed, he earned mo­ney by trap­ping quail and bought a Ger­man ac­cor­di­on; he soon learned to play one part while sing­ing an­o­ther. Af­ter he and his bro­ther joint­ly pur­chased an or­gan, he taught him­self to play hymn tunes, Gos­pel songs, and an­thems. He went on to stu­dy mu­sic the­ory, har­mo­ny, and com­po­si­tion in Har­ris­on­burg and else­where, and in 1877… Go to person page >

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First Line: A blessed thought comes to my soul
Title: Homeland of the soul
Author: J. H. Hall
Refrain First Line: Homeland, homeland of the soul

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