Blessed Homeland

Gliding over life's fitful waters

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Gliding over life's fitful waters]
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Gliding o'er life's fitful waters,
Heavy surges sometimes roll;
And we sigh for yonder haven,
For the Home-land of the soul.

Blessed Home-land, ever fair!
Sin can never enter there;
But the soul, to life awaking,
Everlasting bloom shall wear.

2 To our Father, and our Saviour,
To the Spirit, Three in One,
We shall sing glad songs of triumph
When our harvest work is done. [Refrain]

3 'Tis the weary pilgrim's Home-land,
Where each throbbing pain shall cease,
And our longings and our triumph
When our harvest work is done. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #117

Author: Fanny Crosby

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First Line: Gliding over life's fitful waters
Title: Blessed Homeland
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed homeland, ever fair
Copyright: Public Domain



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