1 My home is in the heavenly land,
Where angels bright and fair,
Before the throne of glory stand,
And crowns of vict’ry wear,
And while I labor to secure
A blissful home above,
I have a treasure rich and sure,
‘Tis found in Jesus’ love.
Oh, home, sweet home, so bright and fair,
Oh, happy angels over there,
With them my joy shall be complete,
While resting at the Saviour’s feet.
2 Oft while I journey here below,
Amid the busy throng,
I hear a voice and seem to know
The singer and the song;
For with my pray’r the soft refrain
In holy sweetness blends;
And while I listen to the strain,
A blissful calm descends. [Refrain]
Mary Elizabeth Harper Kail, Circa 1828-1890
Born: 1827 or 1828, Washington, DC.
Died: January 28, 1890, Washington, DC, or Ohio.
Daughter of Andrew Harper and Mary McDermott-Roe (daughter of Cornelius McDermott-Roe, a laborer who worked for George Washington). Mary’s father died young, possibly of malaria, while Mary and her sister Virginia were children. Mary and Virginia moved together to Carroll County, Ohio, and in 1843 Mary married Gabriel Kail (1814-88). By 1878, Mary was editor of the Connotton Valley Times in Carroll County. In the late 1880s, Mary was a clerk for the United States Treasury Department; she lost that job in September 1885 due to a change in administration. Her works include:
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