The Homeland

O Homeland! O Homeland!

Author: Lucy Jane Rider Meyer, 1849-1922
Tune: ALGIERS
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Homeland! O Homeland!
No lonely heart is there,
No rush of blinding anguish,
No slowly dropping tear:
Now like an infant crying
Its mother’s face to see,
O Mother land, O Homeland!
I stretch my arms to thee!

2 O Homeland! O Homeland!
No moaning of the sick,
No crying of the weary,
No sighing of the weak.
But sound of children’s voices,
And shout of saintly song,
Are heard thy happy highways
And golden streets along.

3 O Homeland! O Homeland!
The veil is very thin
That stretches thy dear meadows
And this cold world between;
A breath aside may blow it,
A heartthrob burst it through,
And bring in one glad moment
Thy happy lands to view.

4 O Homeland! O Homeland!
One—Chief of all thy band,
One—altogether lovely,
One—Lord of all the land,
Stands, eager at the gateway;
The Bridegroom waits His bride;
And resting on His bosom,
"I shall be satisfied."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10450

Author: Lucy Jane Rider Meyer, 1849-1922

Lucy Jane Rider Meyer MD USA 1849-1922. Born at New Haven, VT, she became an author, social worker, teacher, and physician. She attended the New Hampton Literary Institution (a college prep school) and the Upham Theological Seminary. She also went to Oberlin College, graduating in 1872 with her degree in literary studies. In 1873 she entered the Women’s Medical College of PA, but withdrew after two years. She intended to become a Methodist medical missionary, but changed her mind after her then-fiance died in 1875. She did not get her medical degree until 1887, when she obtained it from the Women’s Medical College of Chicago. In 1884 she taught Bible at the Dwight L Moody Young Ladies Seminary, Northfield, MA. In 1885 she met a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Homeland! O Homeland!
Title: The Homeland
Author: Lucy Jane Rider Meyer, 1849-1922
Source: The Uplands of God (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1883)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10450
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10450

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.