I'll be There

My heavenly home is bright and fair, When the general roll is called, I’ll be there

Author: William Hunter
Tune: [My heavenly home is bright and fair] (Excell)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 My heav’nly home is bright and fair,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
Nor pain nor death can enter there.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;

Refrain:
Oh, I’ll be there, Yes, I’ll be there;
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there.
Oh, I’ll be there, Yes, I’ll be there;
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there.

2 Its giltt’ring tow’rs the sun outshine,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
That heav’nly mansion shall be mine.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

3 My Father’s house is built on high,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
Far, far above the starry sky.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

4 When from this earthly prison free,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
That heavenly mansion mine shall be.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

5 While here, a stranger far from home,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
Affliction’s waves may round me foam.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

6 Although, like Lazarus, sick and poor,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
My heavenly mansion is secure.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

7 Let others seek a home below,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
Which flames devour, or waves o’erflow.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

8 Be mine the happier lot to own
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
A heavenly mansion near the throne.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

9 Then fail the earth, let stars decline,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
And sun and moon refuse to shine.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

10 All nature sink and cease to be,
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there;
That heavenly mansion stands for me.
When the general roll is called, I’ll be there. [Refrain]

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 >

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First Line: My heavenly home is bright and fair, When the general roll is called, I’ll be there
Title: I'll be There
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Oh, I'll be there
Publication Date: 1892
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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