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I'm going home to heaven, bright heaven

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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

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Joy and Praise #186

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #40

Voices for Jesus #d43

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