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Our heavenly habitation

Our heavenly habitation

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Our heavenly habitation]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Our heav’nly habitation
Above the tempest stands,
Where breezes of salvation
Flow o’er Immanuel’s lands;
And there, when toil is done,
And peace with vict’ry won,
The dawn shall meet life’s setting sun,
At home, at home with Jesus.

At home with Jesus,
At home with Jesus,
There’s a joy and peace forevermore,
At home, at home with Jesus.

2 Tho’ here the storms are swelling
And floods of sorrow foam,
We know we have a dwelling,
A sure abiding home;
The Saviour’s loving breast
Was pierced to make that rest;
O seek this refuge, ye distressed,
And be at home with Jesus. [Refrain]

3 His arms of strength shall hold thee
Above the tempter’s snare,
His shadow sweet enfold thee
Amid the furnace glare.
Pass joyful on thy way,
And in each trial say,
“His presence is my hope and stay,
At home, at home with Jesus.” [Refrain]

4 Across death’s rolling river
True friends have gone before;
We miss them here forever,
We’ll find them on life’s shore.
And glad each voice shall blend,
When friend shall welcome friend,
And ceaseless songs of praise ascend,
At home, at home with Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #35

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our heavenly habitation
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: At home with Jesus