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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… 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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