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When I Get Home

I shall wear a golden crown

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I shall wear a golden crown] (Miles)
Published in 34 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I shall wear a golden crown,
When I get home;
I shall lay my burdens down,
When I get home;
Clad in robes of glory,
I shall sing the story
Of the Lord who bought me,
When I get home.

When I get home, When I get home,
All sorrow will be over, When I get home;
When I get home, When I get home,
All sorrow will be over, When I get home.

2 All the darkness will be past,
When I get home;
I shall see the light at last,
When I get home;
Light from heaven streaming,
O'er my pathway beaming,
Ever guides me onward
Till I get home. [Chorus]

3 I shall see my Saviour's face,
When I get home;
Sing again of saving grace,
When I get home;
I shall stand before him;
Gladly I'll adore him;
Ever to be with him,
When I get home. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #158

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall wear a golden crown
Title: When I Get Home
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I get home, when I get home
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14488
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The Cyber Hymnal #14488

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