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I have dreamed sweet dreams of a better home

I have dreamed sweet dreams of a better home

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I have dreamed sweet dreams of a better home]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have dream’d sweet dreams of a better home
Of a better home than this;
Of a home where sorrows never come,
Where all is perfect bliss.

Singing with the angels,
There, there, over, over there;
Singing with the angels,
In that sweet home so fair.

2 I have dream’d sweet dreams of a better life,
Of a better life than this;
Where there is no conflict and no strife,
Where all is perfect peace. [Refrain]

3 I have dream’d sweet dreams of a better land,
Of a better land than this;
Where the ransom’d tread the golden strand,
Where joy shall never cease. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #19

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have dreamed sweet dreams of a better home
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Singing with the angels
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Children's Hosannas #d41

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Exalted Praise, a New Collection of Hymns and Tunes #89

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Glory Bells #82

Gospel Gleanings #d18

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #43

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d73

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Jasper and Gold #31

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New Life No. 2 #50

New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d21

Sing the Gospel #d27

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Sparkling Gems #14

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The Crowning Day #19

Victory of Song #d21

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