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The glorious prospect

Amid the hours that rapid fly

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Amid the hours that rapid fly,
Amid the flow’rs that soon must die,
Amid our tears while here we roam,
How sweet the thought we’re going home.

Refrain:
Heavn’ly home! heav’nly home!
We are on our journey home;
Home, home,
How sweet the thought we’re going home.
Heavn’ly home! heav’nly home!
We are on our journey home;
Home, home,
How sweet the thought we’re going home.

2 O! Yes, how sweet, as down life’s stream
Time bears us onward like a dream,
The thought that we shall soon be there,
In all the joys of heav’n to share. [Refrain]

3 We’re going home with saints to be,
Where dwell our friends we long to see,
To join the glorious ransomed band
Which stands in bliss at God’s right hand. [Refrain]

4 How sweet, amid life’s toils and fears,
To know that Jesus always hears;
In darkest night he bids us come,
And all our fears and wants make known. [Refrain]

5 We’ll cling to Jesus in the hour
When Sin and Satan use their pow’r,
And murmur not when sorrows come,
For by and by we’re going home. [Refrain]

6 No dying groans shall then be heard,
And we shall speak no parting word;
O! sinner, to our Saviour come,
And join the band that’s going home. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #87

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford

Hanaford, Phoebe A., née Coffin, daughter of George F. Coffin, was born at Nantucket Island, May 6, 1829. Mrs. Hanaford is an Universalist, and one of their recognized ministers. Her hymn "Cast thy bread upon the waters" (Work and Wait), is in the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, and other American collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amid the hours that rapid fly
Title: The glorious prospect
Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford
Refrain First Line: Going home, going home

Timeline

Instances

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Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #87TextAudioPage Scan
Good Tidings: Nos. 1 & 2 combined #B12Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d13
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #99a
Gospel Praise Book: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions #99aPage Scan
Kind Words #d5
Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #91Page Scan
Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d3
Our Song Wreath #d2
Song-Flowers #d3
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d5
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #133Page Scan
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #172Page Scan
The Eureka Star #d4
The Gem of Gems #d11
The Pilgrim's Harp #d6
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #18Page Scan
Work and Worship #d6
Wreath of Praise #d7



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