Waiting for the call

I have a home in glory, dear friends

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I have a home in glory] (Stebbins)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I have a home in glory;
Dear friends are gathered there;
My Saviour went before me,
A mansion to prepare;
My heart will safely trust Him,
Whatever may befall;
I’m list’ning for His footsteps,
I’m waiting for the call.

Home, sweet home;
In that bright world of song,
Loved ones for me are waiting,
To join the happy throng;
Home, sweet home,
Beyond the Jasper wall,
The pearly gates are open,
I’m waiting for the call.

2 I’ve proved His loving kindness
In ev’ry varies scene;
In desert ways of trouble,
In Elims fresh and green;
My days are wisely ordered
From morn till even fall;
I’m list’ning for His footsteps,
I’m waiting for the call. [Refrain]

3 He led me by His Spirit,
In paths of righteousness,
And prompted me to service,
Some other lives to bless;
Some day I’ll see my Saviour,
The Blessed Lord of all,—
I’m list’ning for His footsteps,
I’m waiting for the call. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #120

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a home in glory, dear friends
Title: Waiting for the call
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Home, sweet home
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #120

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