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I seek a place which is out of sight

I seek a place which is out of sight

Author: William Hunter
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I seek a place which is out of sight;
A city high up in the skies;
There, there is my home, all pure and bright,
And homeward my spirit still hies.

I'm bound for home, for my blissful home,
The house and the city above;
And all who forsake their sins may come,
And dwell in that city of love.

2 I seek a place where they heave no sigh;
Where sorrow can never be known;
But where I shall drink from founts of joy,
That gush ever bright from the throne. [Chorus]

3 I seek a place where they never die;
Where beauty and youth never fade;
Where never is heard the mournful cry,
"My friend, my beloved, is dead." [Chorus]

4 I seek a place where they sin no more;
Where Satan my foe cannot lure;
And oh! when I reach that blessed shore,
My soul is for ever secure. [Chorus]

5 I seek a place where the patriarchs shine;
Apostles, and martyrs, and seers;
Encircled in robes of light divine,
Triumphant o'er sorrow and fears. [Chorus]

6 I seek a place where the Saviour reigns;
That Jesus once nail'd to the tree:
He purchased that place with blood and pains,
And went to prepare it for me. [Chorus]

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #93

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I seek a place which is out of sight
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: I'm bound for home, for my blissful home
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d150

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #164

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d108

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The Chorus #199

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d167

The Christian Psalmist #d317

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d187

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The Minstrel of Zion #93

The Western Harp #d96

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