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I am thinking of home, of my Father's house

I am thinking of home, of my Father's house

Author: Mary F. Kirby
Tune: [I am thinking of home, of my Father's house]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am thinking of home, of my Father’s house,
Where the many bright mansions be;
Of the city whose streets are all covered with gold,
Of its jasper walls pure and fair to behold,
Which the righteous alone ever see.

Oh home! sweet home! sweet home!
I am thinking and longing for home;
Beyond the pearly gate,
Many mansions wait
For the weary ones who journey home.

2 I am thinking of home, of the loved ones there,
Dearest friends who have gone before;
With whom we went down to the death-river’s side,
And so sadly thought as we watched by the tide,
Of the thrice happy mornings of yore. [Refrain]

3 I am thinking of home; I am homesick now,
And my spirit doth long to be
In the far better land, where the saints ever sing
Of the love of Christ, their Redeemer and King,
And of mercy so costly, so free. [Refrain]

4 I am thinking of home! yes, of home, sweet home;
May we all in that home unite
With the white covered throng, and exultingly raise
To the triune God, sweetest anthems of praise,
Singing glory, and honor, and might. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11811

Author: Mary F. Kirby

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Text Information

First Line: I am thinking of home, of my Father's house
Author: Mary F. Kirby
Refrain First Line: O home, sweet home
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11811
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The Cyber Hymnal #11811

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