I'm going home to heaven, bright heaven

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1 I’m going home to heaven, bright heaven, sweet heaven,
Tho’ the pathway lies thro’ darkness and the grave;
My sins are all forgiven, forgiven, forgiven,
For his precious sake who died my soul to save.

Going home to heaven, bright heaven, sweet heaven,
Where the waves of sorrow into music roll;
Where the flow’rs are blooming forever, forever,
And the peace of God shall overflow my soul.

2 My hopes are fixed on Jesus, my Saviour, my Saviour,
For his love unchanging thro’ long years I’ve known,
I’m sure he’ll keep me ever, forever, and ever,
Till I kneel in wond’ring joy before his throne. [Refrain]

3 O Christian friends, be faithful, be faithful, be faithful,
Many tribulations in our path may lie,
But we’ll go on rejoicing, rejoicing, rejoicing,
For we know a crown awaits us by and by. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #40

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm going home to heaven, bright heaven
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Going home to heaven, bright heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



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