The glorious prospect

Amid the hours that rapid fly

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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... #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

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