Down from Their Home On High

Down from their home on high

Author: James Carter (1878)
Tune: [Down from their home on high]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. Down from their home on high,
Down thro’ the starry sky,
Angels descending fly,
While the earth shaketh;
Roll they the stone away
From where the Savior lay—
Out into glorious day
His way He taketh.

Loud hallelujahs! Loud hallelujahs!
Our risen Savior, to Thee we sing:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

2. He from the grave is gone,
Treading the way alone;
Death now is overthrown
By His endeavor!
Where is thy victory
O Grave? and where shall be,
O Death, our fear of thee?
Vanished forever! [Refrain]

3. Sing we Thy praise for aye,
Who washed our sins away;
Unto Thy name alway
We shall be singing:
Far down the tracts of time,
Shall every earthly clime
Join in the song sublime,
With praises ringing! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1258

Author: James Carter

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Text Information

First Line: Down from their home on high
Title: Down from Their Home On High
Author: James Carter (1878)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Loud Hallelujahs
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #1258

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