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 429 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O think of the 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.

Refrain:
Over there, over there, O think of the home over there.
Over there, over there, O think of the home over there.

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

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

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 waiting and watching for me.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #886

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. © Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/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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Spiritual Life Songs #95

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The Cyber Hymnal #2541

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #886

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