417. I'm But a Stranger Here

1 I'm but a stranger here;
Heav'n is my home.
Earth is a desert drear;
Heav'n is my home.
Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on ev'ry hand.
Heav'n is my fatherland;
Heav'n is my home.

2 What though the tempest rage,
Heav'n is my home.
Short is my pilgrimage;
Heav'n is my home.
And time's wild, wintry blast
Soon shall be overpast;
I shall reach home at last;
Heav'n is my home.

3 There at my Savior's side --
Heav'n is my home.--
I shall be glorified;
Heav'n is my home.
There are the good and blest,
Those I love most and best,
And there, I, too, shall rest;
Heav'n is my home.

4 Therefore I murmur not;
Heav'n is my home.
Whate'er my earthly lot,
Heav'n is my home.
And I shall surely stand
There at my Lord's right hand.
Heav'n is my Fatherland;
Heav'n is my home.

Text Information
First Line: I'm but a stranger here
Title: I'm But a Stranger Here
Author: Thomas R. Taylor, 1807-35
Meter: 64 64 6664
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Trust
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 64 64 6664
Key: G Major

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