My Home

Far from my native land

Author: J. Korris
Tune: AYLESBURY (Chetham)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far from my native land,
In solitude I roam;
Nor do I find a resting place
That I can call my own.

2 Out on life’s troubled sea,
Dark waters round me roll;
Increasing fears that sometimes rise,
Bring sorrow to my soul.

3 Is there no other land?
No other scenes of joy?
No rock on which my feet shall stand
And find more sure employ?

4 Yes, there’s another land,
Where sorrows are unknown;
And on its shores I soon shall stand,
And Heav’n shall be my home.

5 Cease, cease, my troubled soul;
This storm will soon be past
And, when my weary toils are o’er,
I’ll wear a crown at last.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13703

Author: J. Korris

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Text Information

First Line: Far from my native land
Title: My Home
Author: J. Korris
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13703
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