Beautiful Home Above

O how my spirit longs for thee

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Published in 24 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, how my spirit longs to thee,
Beautiful home above;
Where I may rest from sorrows free,
Beautiful home above.
Within the golden gates of light,
Arrayed in garments pure and white,
I’ll walk with angels fair and bright,
In my beautiful home above.

Refrain:
Beautiful home above,
Beautiful home above,
Oh, come and take me, Savior dear,
To my beautiful home above.

2 To reach thee safe I daily pray,
Beautiful home above;
And travel in the toilsome way,
Beautiful home above.
My weary feet are bruised and sore,
But Jesus’ feet were bruised before,
To bring me to the open door,
Of my beautiful home above. [Refrain]

3 Thy shining walls by faith I see,
Beautiful home above;
The mansions fair prepared for me,
Beautiful home above.
Oh, let me keep my longing eyes,
Intently fixed upon the prize,
Let angels bear me to the skies,
To my beautiful home above. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #27

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how my spirit longs for thee
Title: Beautiful Home Above
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: Beautiful home above
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #59

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d183

Chapel Echoes No. 1 #d22

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Hallowed Songs #346

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Hymns for the Children of the Church #298

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Pearls of Praise #27

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Praise Book #33

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Sabbath Carols #85

Sabbath Carols #d89

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Silver Wings #60

Songs for the New Life #d465

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #119

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Spicy Breezes #14

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d80

Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d93

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Sunday-School Songs #67

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Tears and Triumphs #208

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d285

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d110

The Gem #d106

The Golden Promise #d75

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The New Shining Star #118

The Singing Pilgrim #d133

The Watchword or The World of Gold #d76

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