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Thy Children Are Gathering Home

Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Tune: [Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been,
But now they are gathering home:
The Spirit is calling, they gladly obey,
With songs of rejoicing they come.

Thy children are gathering home,
With joy they are gathering home;
From all the divisions in which they were scattered,
Thy children are gathering home.

2 False shepherds divided and scattered the flock,
And hirelings ruled o’er them for gain,
But back to their fold on Mount Zion’s fair height
They come to forever remain. [Refrain]

3 To unity glorious, rich and complete,
One faith and one body, one Lord,
One way and one Spirit, one hope and one God,
They come at the call of His word. [Refrain]

4 Sectarian walls shall no longer divide,
False teachers shall lead them no more;
True pastors shall feed them on heavenly food,
Their sorrows and sighings are o’er. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #1018

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long scattered thy children, O Zion, have been
Title: Thy Children Are Gathering Home
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thy children are gathering home
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #1018

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