On thy journey to the homeland

On thy journey to the homeland

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: On thy journey to the homeland
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: The pillar of cloud shall go before thee

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Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #113

Singing by the Way. Rev. ed. #d40

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