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My home is there

Above the waves of earthly strife

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Above the waves of earthly strife]
Published in 30 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Above the waves of earthly strife,
Above the ills and cares of life,
Where all is peaceful, bright and fair,
My home is there, my home is there.

My beautiful home, my beautiful home,
In the land where the glorified ever shall roam,
Where angels bright wear crowns of light,
My home is there, my home is there.

2 Away from sorrow, doubt and pain,
Away from worldly loss and gain,
From all temptation, tears and care,
My home is there, my home is there.

3 Beyond the bright and pearly gates,
Where Jesus, loving Saviour, waits,
Where all is peaceful, bright and fair,
My home is there, my home is there.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #872

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Above the waves of earthly strife
Title: My home is there
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: My beautiful home
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #872

Include 29 pre-1979 instances
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