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The Home Over There

O think of the home over there By the side of the river of light

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Tune: [O think of the home over there]
Published in 419 hymnals

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1 O think of a home over there,
By the side of the river of light,
Where the saints, all immortal and fair,
Are robed in their garments of white.
Over there, over there,
O think of a home over there,
Over there, over there, over there,
O think of a home over there.

2 O think of the friends over there,
Who before us the journey have trod,
Of the songs that they breathe on the air,
In their home in the palace of God.
Over there, over there,
O think of the friends over there,
Over there, over there, over there,
O think of the friends over there,

3 My Saviour is now over there,
There my kindred and friends are at rest,
Then away from my sorrow and care
Let me fly to the land of the blest.
Over there, over there,
My Saviour is now over there,
Over there, over there, over there,
My Saviour is now over there.

4 I'll soon be at home over there,
For the end of my journey I see,
Many dear to my heart, over there,
Are watching and waiting for me.
Over there, over there,
I'll soon be at home over there,
Over there, over there, over there,
I'll soon be at home over there.


Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #537

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington

Born: April 27, 1830, Townshend, Vermont. Died: February 8, 1912, Lincoln, Nebraska. Buried: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Huntington attended Syracuse University in New York, and was ordained a Methodist Episcopal minister in 1853. He pastored in Rochester, New York (1861-71 & 1876-79); Syracuse, New York (1873-76); Olean, New York (1885-89); Bradford, Pennsylvania (1882-85 & 1889-91); and Lincoln, Nebraska (1891-96). He served as chancellor of Nebraska Wesleyan University (1898-1908), and in 1908 became professor of English Bible there. --www.hymntime.org/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O think of the home over there By the side of the river of light
Title: The Home Over There
Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over there! over there
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Small Church Music #5535Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2541TextScoreAudio
Include 417 pre-1979 instances
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