We'll All Meet at Home

How many sad partings we have on earth's shore

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [How many sad partings we have on earth's shore]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How many sad partings we have on earth’s shore,
Yet there is a country where friends part no more;
There from those who love us no more will we roam,
No more sad farewells when we all meet at home.

Refrain:
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
In mansions of glory we’ll all meet at home.

2 There death cannot enter to spread his alarms,
Our dear ones of earth are not torn from our arms;
No more the pale boatman will sail o’er the foam
To bear us away, when we all meet at home. [Refrain]

3 Why should these brief partings bring tears to our eyes?
We’ll soon be united to dwell in the skies;
With joy we will gather above yonder dome,
And make heaven ring when we all meet at home. [Refrain]

4 There Christ is preparing a mansion so fair,
And soon He will call us to dwell with Him there;
With joy we will go when we hear Him say “come,”
To dwell evermore in that beautiful home. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #131

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How many sad partings we have on earth's shore
Title: We'll All Meet at Home
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Home, home, sweet, sweet home

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Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #151

Fairer than Day #d30

Fairer than Day. enl. ed. #d51

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Our Hymns: compiled for use in the services of the Baptist Temple #85

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Praise and Rejoicing #167

The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d124

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Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #131

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