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Home! Light! Home!

Home, light, home, the light of a cloudless day

Author: Anna Shipton
Tune: ["Home! Light! Home!" The light of a cloudless day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Home! Light! Home!” The light of a cloudless day;
It breaks o’er the city whose Builder is God, and never shall fade away;
Nor sun, nor moon, nor stars, o’er the mansion of rest may reign,
For the Lamb is the Light of that golden land—the Light is the Lamb once slain.

2 “Home! Light! Home!” with the Friend that can never change,
‘Midst the boundless stores of a Saviour’s love unfettered and free to range:
They wait for Him there on high, who watched for Him here before;
And the song of praise on their joyful lips shall falter in death no more.

3 “Home! Light! Home!” A home ‘mid the ransomed band;
Drinking of fountains that never fail, led by a Saviour’s hand:
Never to hunger or thirst, never to faint or fear;
Only to live in the light of His smile who guided their footsteps here.

4 “Home! Light! Home!” Do you look to a Father’s home?
Do you point to the light that has gladdened your path, and cry to the wanderer “Come”?
Do you dwell on a Saviour’s truth? Do you yearn o’er the blind man’s night?
Go, seek ye the souls that are sinking in death, and tell them of Home and Light!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #574

Author: Anna Shipton

Anna Savage Shipton United Kingdom 1815-1901. Born at Evesham, Wychavon, Worcester, England, she was the daughter of Evesham solicitor, Edward Savage. She inherited land from her father when he died in 1839 (her mother had died in 1817, and her brother had emigrated to Australia), and rented out some of the land. She married Joseph Shipton in 1848, but separated in 1852, allegedly due to his infidelity. Her estranged husband died in 1860. She traveled extensively and continued writing poetry and essays. She wrote 20+ religious books, and many leaflets, mostly religious. Among her books the following: a hymns and meditations book entitled, “Whispers in the palms. Hymns and meditations” (1855); Precious gems for the Savior’s di… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Home, light, home, the light of a cloudless day
Title: Home! Light! Home!
Author: Anna Shipton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #574

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