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My heart's in the homeland

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1 My heart’s in the Homeland, far, far o’er the tide,
Where those who are faithful shall ever abide;
My heart’s in the Homeland, that region so fair,
Where loved ones are waiting to welcome me there.

Refrain:
My heart’s in the Homeland,
That region, that region fair;
My heart’s in the Homeland,
My Saviour, my Savior is there.

2 My heart’s in the Homeland, and why should I fear
When labor is ended, a voice I shall hear
That calls to a mansion where love never dies,
To yonder fair region beyond the blue skies. [Refrain]

3 My heart’s in the Homeland, its valleys and hills,
It’s sunshine with gladness, my whole being thrills;
I know some glad morning my spirit will soar
Away to the Homeland, and rest evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #88

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: My heart's in the homeland
Author: John R. Clements

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Young People's Songs of Praise #88

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