Home, Bright Home!

No future but glory, Lord Jesus have we

Author: H. D'Arcy Champney
Tune: HOME (Bishop)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 No future but glory, Lord Jesus, have we,
How bright is the prospect of being with Thee!
O Home of all homes, with the Father above,
O wonderful dwelling of infinite love!
Home, Home, bright, bright Home!
How blessed the prospect, Lord Jesus, of Home!

2 The path to the glory would seem to be long
If Thou didst not cheer us and lead us in song;
Whatever the suff’rings we meet on the road,
Our future is glory, our home is with God.
Home, Home, bright, bright Home!
How sweet are the foretastes, Lord Jesus, of Home!

3 No future but glory, Lord Jesus, have we,
For man is in glory already, in Thee;
The brighter the glory that shines in Thy face,
The clearer our title to glory, thro’ grace.
Home, Home, bright, bright Home!
Our future is glory, in Thy blessed Home!

4 “This one thing” we’d do, we would press t’ward the goal,
Thyself, Lord, in glory the prize of our soul;
Forget what’s behind, for the bright things before,
Since all they who know Thee would know Thee still more.
Home, Home, bright, bright Home!
We’d press on to know Thee and reach Thee at Home!

5 In heaven alone is our city and state,
From thence, Lord, as Savior, Thyself we await;
Our bodies to change, and conform them to Thine,,
That we in Thine image and glory may shine.
Home, Home, bright, bright Home!
We soon shall be with Thee, and like Thee, at Home!


Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #405

Author: H. D'Arcy Champney

Born: Cir­ca Ju­ly 1854, Dis­trict of York, York­shire, Eng­land. Educated at Cor­pus Chris­ti Coll­ege, Cam­bridge, and or­dained an Ang­li­can cler­ic, Champ­ney served at St. An­drew the Less in Cam­bridge. He event­u­al­ly left the Church of Eng­land and be­came as­so­ci­at­ed with the Ply­mouth Breth­ren. As of 1881, he was liv­ing in Cam­bridge. In 1901, he was liv­ing in Ti­ver­ton, De­von­shire, and list­ed as a re­tired cler­gy­man and school­mas­ter. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

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First Line: No future but glory, Lord Jesus have we
Title: Home, Bright Home!
Author: H. D'Arcy Champney

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #405

Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d180

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