605. 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 over-past;
I shall reach home at last,
Heav'n is my home;

3 There, at my Saviour'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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I'm but a stranger here
Author: Thomas R. Taylor
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:13
Topic: Christian Life: The Resurrection and Life Everlasting; Contentment; Funerals (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. EDMUND
Composer: Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1872)
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Key: G Major



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