My Home Is in Heaven

I have a home that is fairer than day

Author: Ada Garnett
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I have a home that is fairer than day,
And my dear Saviour has shown me the way;
Oft when I’m sad and temptations arise,
I look to my home far away.

My home is in Heaven, there is no parting there,
All will be happy, glorious, bright and fair;
There’ll be no sorrow, there will be no rears,
In that bright home Jar away.

2 Friends I shall see who have journeyed before
And landed safe on that beautiful shore;
I shall see Jesus, that will be my joy
In that bright home far away.

3 O who will journey to Heaven with me?
Jesus has died that we all may be free;
Come then to him who has laid up for you
A crown in that home far away.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #881

Author: Ada Garnett

Nisbett, Ada Garnett. (London, Ontario, 1866/1867--1931). Salvation Army. Of the 36 songs which she contributed anonymously to the Canadian War Cry, only the earliest, "I have a home that is fairer than day" entered the Army's international collections. She wrote it in 1893 for the first "farewell meeting" held at Lindsay, Ont. She served as an officer at various Ontario and Quebec points before her marriage in 1893 to James Nisbett. His death in 1914, before their six children had grown up, prevented her from again assuming responsibilities outside her home, but not from writing. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a home that is fairer than day
Title: My Home Is in Heaven
Author: Ada Garnett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My home is in heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #881

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