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O how I long to see that day

Representative Text

1. O how I long to see that day
When the redeemed shall come
To Zion, clad in white array
Their blissful, happy home.

O bear me on, bear me on
To Mount Zion;
O bear me on to that city of love
Where saints shall ever dwell.

2. I'll hear the alleluias roll
From the unnumbered throng,
And with a heaven-enraptured soul
I'll join redemption's song. [Chorus]

3. All hail! the morn of glory's nigh
The pilgrim longs to see
That dries the tear from every eye
Creation's jubilee. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #946

Author: Sidney S. Brewer

Rv Sidney Smith Brewer USA 1804-1889. Born in New Jersey, he became an Advent Christian Church minister. He was also a writer. He wrote a book about the second coming of Christ in the 1840s. He married Sarah Ann Conger, and they had two children, a daughter, Maria Elizabeth, and a son, Charles F. He died in New Bedford, MA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how I long to see that day
Author: Sidney S. Brewer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O carry me home, carry me home
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Advent Hymn Book #d72

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Better Than Pearls #228

Christ in Song #d408

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Christ in Song #946

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Hymns and Tunes #281

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d89

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d778

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a493

Second Advent Hymn Book #d45

Second Advent Hymn Book #d71

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d122

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Songs of Pilgrimage #642

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d264

Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book #d54

The Christian Lyre #d291

The Christians' Songster #d83

The Gospel Praise Book #d316

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The Jubilee Harp #493

The Millennial Harp #d289

The Millennial Harp #d152

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The New Jubilee Harp #494

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The New Jubilee Harp #494

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The Pilgrims' Songster #36

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1159

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The Union Harp #61

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