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Home of the soul

O homeland of the true and the faithful

Author: R. Jay Powell
Tune: [Oh, homeland of the true and the faithful]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, homeland of the true and the faithful,
Nearer today than e’er before;
Brightest of the prospects, grandest of the visions,
Thinking of thee, we long to pass o’er;
Long for the dear ones gone on before us,
Longing for Jesus more and more.

Refrain:
O happy home so bright and fair,
Of those we love are many there;
We long to see the Savior’s face,
And with Him rest in endless grace.

2 When oft weary of cares that oppress us,
Feeling the need of sweet release;
Over the river in thought we wander,
Home of the Savior, haven of peace;
Rest for the weary, light for the dreary,
None can molest, and strife shall cease. [Refrain]

3 Oh, thou ever-green mountain of pleasure,
Ever to thee our tho’ts will turn;
Sweetly we ponder over thy beauties,
More of thy grandeur gladly we learn;
Light makes thee dearer, night brings thee nearer,
Home of the angels, peaceful home. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #148

Author: R. Jay Powell

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Text Information

First Line: O homeland of the true and the faithful
Title: Home of the soul
Author: R. Jay Powell
Refrain First Line: O happy home so bright and fair

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Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #78

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #148

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