I am a stranger here, no home, no rest

I am a stranger here, no home, no rest

Tune: [I am a stranger here]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I am a stranger here;
No home, no rest I see;
Not all earth counts most dear
Can win a sigh from me.
I'm going home.

1 Beautiful Zion built above,
Beautiful city that I love!
Beautiful gates of pearly white,
Beautiful temple--God its light!
He who was slain on Calvary,
Opens those pearly gates to me.

2 Jesus, thy home is mine,
And I thy Father's child;
With hopes and joys divine,
The world's a dreary wild.
I'm going home.

3 Home, O how soft and sweet
It thrills up on the heart!
Home, where the brethren meet,
And never never part.
I'm going home.

4 Home, where the Bridegroom takes
The purchase of his love;
Home, where the Father waits
To welcome saints above.
I'm going home.

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #88

Text Information

First Line: I am a stranger here, no home, no rest
Refrain First Line: I'm going home
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Gospel Hymns #d206

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #243

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Song Garland; or, Singing for Jesus #50

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The Christian Hymn Book #1154

The Christian Hymnal #d306

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The Christian Hymnal #765

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The Little Minstrel #88

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The Violet #C1

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