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Homeland of the Soul

I shall be with my dear Lord someday

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [I shall be with my dear Lord some day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I shall be with my dear Lord some day
In a land from sin made whole,
There to dwell in peace with Him for aye,
Blessed homeland of the soul.

Refrain:
O the joy of yonder land divine,
Blessed homeland of the soul;
Peace and rest will be forever mine,
Blessed homeland of the soul.

2 Cares of earth forever overpast,
When I reach that golden strand,
Skies with clouds no longer overcast,
When I join that ransom band. [Refrain]

3 Sighs and bitter tears forever gone
In that realm of perfect love;
No more strife of life, the vict’ry won,
In that land prepared above. [Refrain]

4 There the pow’r of sin is known no more,
From its curse I shall be free;
Safe with Christ to dwell forevermore,
In my Home eternally. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Gems No. 3: A Great Collection in a Modest Book #28

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall be with my dear Lord someday
Title: Homeland of the Soul
Author: Robert Harkness
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the joy of yonder land divine

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Revival Gems No. 3 #28

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