Gathering homeward from every land

Gathering homeward from every land

Author: Mary E. Leslie
Tune: [Gathering homeward from every land]
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Gathering homeward from every land,
Gathering one by one;
Pilgrims are joining the heavenly band,
Gathering one by one;
Their brows are enclosed in golden crowns,
Their travel-stained robes are all laid down,
Gathering homeward from every land,
Gathering one by one.

Refrain:
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
Home, home, Sweet, sweet home;
Home, home, sweet, sweet home;
Home, home, sweet, sweet home.

2 Loved ones have gone to that distant shore,
Gathering one by one;
Others are going forevermore,
Gathering one by one;
Our sisters so gentle, our brothers so brave,
The beautiful children o'er the wave,
Gathering homeward from every land,
Gathering one by one. [Refrain]

3 We, too, shall come to the riverside,
Gathering one by one;
Nearer its waters each even-tide,
Gathering one by one;
O Jesus, our fainting strength uphold,
The waves of that river are dark and cold;
Gathering homeward from every land,
Gathering one by one. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, Redeemer, be thou our stay!
Gathering one by one;
Cross the dark river with us, we pray,
Gathering one by one;
Then boldly we'll come to Jordan's side,
And fearlessly breast its swelling tide,
Gathering homeward from every land,
Gathering one by one. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #88

Author: Mary E. Leslie

Leslie, Mary Eliza, is daughter of Andrew Leslie, for many years Baptist missionary in Calcutta, was born at Monghyr, Jan. 13, 1831, became a member of her father's church, and having received a superior education, was for eight years Superintendent of an Institution for the education of Hindoo young ladies. Since 1877 Miss Leslie has been engaged in various kinds of philanthropic work in Calcutta. Her publications include:— (1) Ina and Other Poems, 1852. (2) Sorrows and Aspirations, 1858. (3) Heart Echoes from the East; or Sacred Lyrics and Sonnets (London, Nisbet, 1861). (4) The Dawn of Light; a Story for Hindoo Women, 1867. (5) Eastern Blossoms; a Story for native Christian Women, 1875. (6) A Child of the Day, 1882. In the Heart Ec… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gathering homeward from every land
Author: Mary E. Leslie

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Brightest and Best #d43
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d46
Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d38
Jewel Selections #d41
Popular Hymns #d52
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d34
Popular Hymns Revised #d58
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d55
Song-Flowers #d27
Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d36
Sunday-School Songs: a new collection of hymns and tunes specially prepared for the use of Sunday-schools and for social and family worship. (3rd. ed.) #42Page Scan
The Alleluia #d65
The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #106Page Scan
The Centennial Hymnal #d96
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #88TextAudioPage Scan
The Dominion Hymnal #d62
The Gospel in Song, combining Sing the Gospel, Echoes of Eden, and Other Selected Songs and Solos #12Page Scan
The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d24
The Sunday School Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for use in Sunday school services and social meetings #35Page Scan
The Wave of Sunday School Song #d22
The Wreath of Gems: or strictly favorite songs and tunes for the Sunday School, and for general use in public and social worship #100Page Scan



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