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We Know Our Home Above

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1 Life is not a mystic dream,
Bounded by a sullen stream,
Leaving all in doubt and fear, over there;
Nay, the light is shining clear,
From our home we love so dear, over there.

Oh, we know there’s a home,
High around our Father’s throne, oh, joyful home!
For the light is streaming down,
And we see our golden crown;
Soon the Lord will bid me come,
To our bright eternal home, over there.

2 Fools who doubt within the heart
Take a leap into the dark,
Knowing not our home above, over there;
But we taste and fully prove
A sweet paradise of love, over there. [Refrain]

3 Heaven’s seal within us proves,
When our earthly house dissolves,
There’s a house not made with hands, over there;
For our spirit ready stands
In the sweet and vernal lands, over there. [Refrain]

4 Oh, how blest to surely know,
As we journey here below,
We shall gain eternal rest over there,
Where no foe can e’er molest,
In the mansions of the blest, over there. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life is not a mystic dream
Title: We Know Our Home Above
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, we know there's a home



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