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

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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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Children's Hosannas #d41
Exalted Praise, a New Collection of Hymns and Tunes #89Page Scan
Glory Bells: a collection of new hymns and new music for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, revivals, Christian Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, etc. #82Page Scan
Gospel Gleanings #d18
Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #43Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d73
Jasper and Gold: A choice collection of song-gems for Sunday-Schools, social meetings, and times of refreshing #31Page Scan
New Life No. 2: songs and tunes for Sunday schools, prayer meetings, and revival occasions #50Page Scan
New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d21
Sing the Gospel #d27
Sparkling Gems: Nos.1 & 2 Combined: a new and choice collection of music for Sabbath schools, temperance, and social meetings #14Page Scan
The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #19TextAudioPage Scan
The Gospel in Song, combining Sing the Gospel, Echoes of Eden, and Other Selected Songs and Solos #30Page Scan
Victory of Song #d21
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