I Want to be There

In the home of song and beauty

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [In the home of song and beauty]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the home of song and beauty,
Where the many mansions are,
Where at last the saved shall gather,
Oh, I want to be there.
Where the ransom’d tell the story
Of the earthly toil and care;
Of the cross they bore with Jesus;
Oh, I want to be there.

Refrain:
Oh, I want to be there,
Yes, I want to be there,
With my Lord and dear Redeemer;
Oh, I want to be there.

2 Where are seen the overcomers,
With the shining palms they bear,
Giving Jesus all the glory;
Oh, I want to be there.
Where the anthems of redemption
Fill with music all the air,
Joining in the song of rapture;
Oh, I want to be there. [Refrain]

3 Where the crowns of life are given,
All be decked with jewels rare,
Gathered thro’ the earthly journey;
Oh, I want to be there.
Thro’ the ever-rolling ages,
Where the skies are always fair,
Basking in the smile of Jesus;
Oh, I want to be there. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #47

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the home of song and beauty
Title: I Want to be There
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O I want to be there
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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