For Me! For Me!

Home at last, thy labor done

Author: Ira David Sankey
Tune: [Home at last, thy labor done]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Home at last, thy labor done,
Safe and blest, the victory won;
Jordan passed, from sin set free,
Angels now have welcomed thee.

Depth of mercy, oh, how sweet,
Thus to rest at Jesus’ feet,
In yon world of light afar,
Safe within "the gate’s ajar!"

2 When dark waves were beating hard
Thy frail bark on Jordan’s flood,
Thou didst sing so glad and free,
"Yes, the gate’s ajar for me." [Refrain]

3 One short day of joy below,
Such as pardoned sinners know,
Then away on wings of love,
To thy home prepared above. [Refrain]

4 When earth’s songs have all been sung,
Labor ended, trials done,
"We’ll meet again," oh, happy word!
And be "for ever with the Lord." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12183

Author: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to New Castle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Home at last, thy labor done
Title: For Me! For Me!
Author: Ira David Sankey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Depth of mercy, O how sweet
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12183
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The Cyber Hymnal #12183

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