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The home gathering

Here we all must part, here the aching heart

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Here we all must part]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Here we all must part,
Here the aching heart
And the sorrow o’er and o’er must come;
But beyond the skies,
Joyful souls shall rise
When the loved ones are gathered home.

At the great home gathering I’ll be there,
I’ll be there, I’ll be there,
At the great home gathering I’ll be there,
And I’ll never say “good-bye.”

2 With a burdened mind
We are worse than blind,
For we cannot see the hand of God,
So we pray for sight,
For we dread the night
As we walk where the saints have trod. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ we cannot tell
If it’s good or ill,
We will trust whate’er to us may come,
For we know the Lord
And believe his word,
And we know he will take us home. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #117

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here we all must part, here the aching heart
Title: The home gathering
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: At the great home gathering I'll be there



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Christian Hymns and Songs #d55

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Gospel Gems Number 1 #117

Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d46

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Hymns We Love #268

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New Songs of Pentecost #117

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #124

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #112

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #112

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #87

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Songs of Service #97

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #127

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d31

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #117

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