Beautiful Home Above

O how my spirit longs for thee

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

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

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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



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