1018. Thy Children Are Gathering Home

1 Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been,
But now they are gathering home:
The Spirit is calling, they gladly obey,
With songs of rejoicing they come.

Refrain:
Thy children are gathering home,
With joy they are gathering home;
From all the divisions in which they were scattered,
Thy children are gathering home.

2 False shepherds divided and scattered the flock,
And hirelings ruled o’er them for gain,
But back to their fold on Mount Zion’s fair height
They come to forever remain. [Refrain]

3 To unity glorious, rich and complete,
One faith and one body, one Lord,
One way and one Spirit, one hope and one God,
They come at the call of His word. [Refrain]

4 Sectarian walls shall no longer divide,
False teachers shall lead them no more;
True pastors shall feed them on heavenly food,
Their sorrows and sighings are o’er. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been
Title: Thy Children Are Gathering Home
Author: C. W. N. (1907)
Meter: 11.8.11.8 R
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:12
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Thy_Children_Are_Gathering_Home); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (3); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (230)
Refrain First Line: Thy children are gathering home
Tune Information
Name: [Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been]
Composer: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Meter: 11.8.11.8 R
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Thy_Children_Are_Gathering_Home); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (3); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (230)



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