There we'll be forever happy

A home in heaven, what a joyful thought

Author: William Hunter
Published in 100 hymnals

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1 A home in heaven! what a joyful thought,
As the poor man toils in his weary lot!
His heart oppressed, and with anguish driven
From his home below to his home in heaven.

2 A home in heaven! as the sufferer lies
On his bed of pain, and uplifts his eyes
To that bright home, what a joy is given
With the blessed thought of his home in heaven.

3 A home in heaven! when our pleasures fade,
And our wealth and our fame in the dust are laid,
And strength decays, and our health is riven,
We are happy still with our home in heaven.

4 A home in heaven! when the faint heart bleeds
By the Spirit's strokes for its evil deeds,
Oh, then what bliss in that heart forgiven
Does the hope inspire of a home in heaven.

5 A home in heaven! when our friends are fled
To the cheerless gloom of the mouldering dead,
We wait in hope of the promise given:
We will meet up there in our home in heaven.

6 A home in heaven! when the wheel is broke,
And the golden bowl by the terror stroke;
When life's bright sun sinks in death's dark even,
We will then fly up to our home in heaven.

7 Our home in heaven! oh, the glorious home,
And the Spirit, joined with the Bride, says come:
Come, seek his face, and your sins forgiven,
And rejoice in the hope of your home in heaven.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1008

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: A home in heaven, what a joyful thought
Title: There we'll be forever happy
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Traveling on so glad and free