Our Heavenly Home

Representative Text

1 O what amazing bliss
These words of Christ afford;
"I go to fit a place for you"
With angels and with God.

2 No kingly palace here,
No princely home below,
With those bright mansions can compare–
Sweet realms to which we go.

3 While through this vale of tears
On pilgrimage we roam,
'Tis hope that bring the cheering thought
We soon shall be at home.

4 There saints and angels join
in one united throng,
With harps of gold and voices sweet,
To sing triumphant song.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #567

Author: Singleton T. Jones

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First Line: O what amazing bliss These words of Christ afford
Title: Our Heavenly Home
Author: Singleton T. Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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