I long to be there

My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be there

Author: William Hunter
Tune: [My heavenly home is bright and fair] (Thompson)
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My heav’nly home is bright and fair,
I long to be there.
No pain nor death can enter there.
I long to be there.

Refrain:
Oh, angels, guide me home,
Angels, guide me home,
Angels, guide me home,
I long to be there.

2 My Father’s house is built on high;
I long to be there.
Far, far above the starry sky.
I long to be there. [Refrain]

3 Its glitt’ring tow’rs the sun outshine;
I long to be there.
That heav’nly mansion shall be mine.
I long to be there. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #15

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be there
Title: I long to be there
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: O angels guide me home
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Gems of Gladness #d20

Gems of Gladness for Sabbath School and Praise Meetings #d22

Gospel Echoes #d16

Gospel Quartets #d97

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d134

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New Life No. 2 #134

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Quartette #450

Sing the Gospel #d52

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Songs of Free Grace #58

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Sparkling Gems #61

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The Crowning Day #15

The Gospel Call #d33

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d113

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The Gospel Call #6

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d124

The Temple of Song #d32

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #47

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