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Our better home beyond

Had earth no thorns among its flowers

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Had earth no thorns among its flowers]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Had earth no thorns among its flowers,
And life no fount of tears,
We might forget our better home,
Beyond this vale of tears.

Home, sweet home;
Our beautiful home beyond.
Our home that Jesus has gone to prepare,
Our beautiful home beyond.

2 How wisely God our cup has filled,
With mingled joy and grief,
To teach our hearts that mortal things,
Tho’ bright, are only brief. [Refrain]

3 Our better home! how sweet to think,
When torn from those we love,
No sad farewell can ever reach
Our better home above. [Refrain]

4 O blissful moment when aside
These earthly robes we’ll cast,
Then wake to know our souls have found
The better home at last. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11247

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Had earth no thorns among its flowers
Title: Our better home beyond
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Home, sweet home



The Cyber Hymnal #11247
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