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My heavenly home is bright and fair, Nor pain nor death can enter there

My heavenly home is bright and fair, Nor pain nor death can enter there

Author: William Hunter
Tune: [My heavenly home is bright and fair] (Miller)
Published in 442 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 My heav'nly home is bright and fair,
No pain, nor death can enter there;
Its glitt'ring tow'rs the sun outshine,
That heav'nly mansion shall be mine.

I'm going home, I'm going home,
I'm going home to die no more;
To die no more, to die no more,
I'm going home to die no more.

2 My Father's house is build on high,
Far, far above the starry sky;
When from this earthly prison free,
That heav'nly mansion shall be mine. [Chorus]

3 Let others seek a home below,
Which flames devour, or waves o'er flow;
Be mine a happier lot to own
A heav'nly mansion near the throne. [Chorus]

4 Then fail this earth, let stars decline
And sun and moon refuse to shine;
All nature sing and cease to be,
That heav'nly mansion stands for me. [Chorus]

Source: Church Hymnal #45

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, Nor pain nor death can enter there
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: I'm going home



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