41. A home in heav'n! What a joyful thought

1 A home in heav’n! What a joyful thought,
As the poor man toils in his weary lot:
His heart oppressed, and with anguish driv’n
From his home below to his home in heav’n.

2 A home in heav’n as the sufferer lies
On his bed of pain, and uplifts his eyes
To that bright home, what a joy is giv’n,
From the blessed thought of his home in heav’n.

3 A home in heav’n when the faint heart bleeds
By the Spirit stroke for its evil deeds;
Oh! then what bliss in that heart forgiven,
Does the hope inspire of its home in heav’n.

4 A home in heav’n when our friends are fled
To the cheerless gloom of the mould’ring dead;
We wait in hope on the promise given,
That we’ll meet up there in our home in heav’n.

Text Information
First Line: A home in heav'n! What a joyful thought
Author: William Hunter (1843)
Meter: 9s, 10s
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Tune Information
Arranger: W. W. Parks (1869)
Arranger: M. H. Thomas (1869)
Meter: 9s, 10s
Key: F Major

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