When we get home

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1 Oh, friend, as journ'ing onward,
To gain the better land;
We go with many a longing,
Dear lov'd ones, hand in hand;
Oh! think of all the rapture,
That thro' heaven's sunlit dome,
Shall ring in songs of welcome,
When we, when we get home.

Home, blessed home so fair,
Sweet is the rest that waits us there;
Home, home,
Beautiful, blessed home

2 There at the pearly portals,
Those who have gone before,
Shall come to bid us welcome
To heav'n's delightful shore;
And we shall enter with them,
No more 'mid doubts to roam;
For they'll be true who love us,
When we, when we get home. [Chorus]

3 Oh, hearts of those who sorrow,
Be strong and brave to do;
Joy cometh on the morrow,
Peace waits at last for you;
Not long shall cares beset us,
The happy time will come;
So friends be brave and patient,
We'll soon, we'll soon be home. [Chorus]

Source: Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #89

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O friends, as journeying onward
Title: When we get home
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Home, blessed home so fair
Copyright: Public Domain



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