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One by one we're gathering home

I have wandered over the mountains

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [I have wandered over the mountains]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I have wandered o’er the mountains
Till their beauty fill’d my soul;
I have watch’d the flowing fountains
Giving life to all below.
And the sparkling, flowing, water,
Down the rugged steep I see
Where the valley sweet embosoms
Till ‘tis lost in the great sea.

As the flowers fade away,
And the darkness veils the day,
Sadly, surely we are going,
One by one we’re gath’ring home.

2 I have wandered thro’ the valley
Fill’d with meadows’ sweet perfume,
I have found the sweetest lily
An immortelle there in bloom;
And it seemed that summer ever
Would my heart with gladness fill,
But the autumn winds are blowing,
And my heart beats cold and chill. [Refrain]

3 I have gone in youth’s bright morning
When the pulse of life was strong,
I have longed to strike with foemen
For the right, against the wrong,
In ambition’s strong endeavor,
I have vainly sought a part,
But the years are on me lying
Like a burden on my heart. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #88

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have wandered over the mountains
Title: One by one we're gathering home
Author: George P. Hott
Refrain First Line: As the flowers fade away, and the darkess veils