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.
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 >