I Long to Be There

I've a home far away in the regions immortal

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [I've a home far away in the regions immortal]
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've a home far away in the regions immortal
Title: I Long to Be There
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: There the flowers ever spring
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Always Welcome #58

Gospel Bells #d79

Gospel Bells #d79

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Gospel Bells #67

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Sharon's Dewy Rose #18

The Silver Song #d63

The Zion Songster for Sabbath School No.2 #d21

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The Zion Songster for Sabbath Schools (Nos. 1 and 2 combined) #Z50

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