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Safe With the Loved Ones at Home

Far, far beyond this vale of sorrow

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [Down at the cross, on Calvary's mountain]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Far, far beyond this vale of sorrow,
Is home, sweet home;
There weary hearts will meet tomorrow,
There parting never come.

Oh, I long to be with Jesus,
Never more to roam;
There shall my heart o’erflow with gladness,
Safe with the lov’d ones at home.

2 All hopes, but heav’n are disappointing,
Heartaches and pain;
There shall my soul be fill’d with gladness,
There meet the lov’d ones again. [Refrain]

3 All earthly scenes are ting’d with sadness,
All skies have clouds;
No hope, but fear its cups emitters,
The final robe the shroud. [Refrain]

4 But christian, cheer thee on thy journey,
The toil’s most done;
Heav’n’s bright eternal day’s before thee,
There waits for thee thy crown. [Refrain]

5 Turn, turn thee, sinner to thy Saviour,
By sorrow driven,
Lay down the burden thou art bearing,
Christ offers home and heaven. [Refrain]

6 And though the path be rough and lonely
He’ll lead thee on;
Though Satan often tempt and try thee
Never art thou alone. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #32

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far, far beyond this vale of sorrow
Title: Safe With the Loved Ones at Home
Author: George P. Hott
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, I long to be with Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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Crowning Day No. 5 #32

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