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My far away home

I am thinking tonight of a far away home

Author: E. T. Hildebrand
Tune: [I am thinking tonight of a far away home]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. I am thinking tonight of a far away home,
Where the angels are happy in song,
And the streets of pure gold, which I long to behold,
Are trod by the bright angel throng.

Beautiful home, land of the blest,
Whose glories forever are bright;
My soul goes up to the great white throne,
Where Jesus is ever the light.

2. I am thinking tonight of that heavenly land,
And those who are crowned with the blest;
’Tis the host of the Lord, who received the reward
Which is promised to all who seek rest. [Refrain]

3. I am thinking tonight of those who have gone
To view that great city above;
Oh, may we at length, through Jesus the Son,
Pass into that haven of love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4401

Author: E. T. Hildebrand

Born: January 18, 1866, Rockingham County, Virginia. Died: March 23, 1931. Buried: Weaver Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dayton, Virginia. Hildebrand attended the public schools and Shenandoah Seminary. His mother taught him to sing as soon as he could talk, but his first regular teacher was D. M. Click. He later studied with James Ruebush, Benjamin Unseld, P. J. Merges, George and Frederick Root, C. B. Shaw, F. H. Tubbs and others. He began teaching singing schools during the summer months while pursuing his college course. He was elected principal of the Dayton Music School in 1894, resigning in 1899 to become Director of Music at Bridgewater College, Virginia. He owned the Hildebrand-Burnette music publishing company in Waynesboro, Virg… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am thinking tonight of a far away home
Title: My far away home
Author: E. T. Hildebrand
Refrain First Line: Beautiful home, land of the blest



The Cyber Hymnal #4401
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