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The homeland we love

Patiently bearing our troubles and sorrow

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [patiently bearing our trouble and sorrow]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Patiently bearing our trouble and sorrow,
Strengthened by Him who is watching above,
Cheered by the hope of a brighter tomorrow,
Onward we go to the homeland we love.

Soon we shall enter the city supernal,
Walk with the Savior, its glittering ways.
Rest in the light of His glory eternal,
And with the angels sing anthems of praise.

2 Sharing the burdens of those who are weary,
Strengthening daily love’s comforting bond,
Whether the pathway is sunny or dreary,
Onward we go to the city beyond. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ we may falter when tempests o’ertake us,
And though our spirits grow sad in the gloom,
Never, oh, never our faith will forsake us,
Jesus our Savior is guiding us home. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #154

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Patiently bearing our troubles and sorrow
Title: The homeland we love
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Soon we shall enter the city supernal



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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Calvary's Praises #154

Living Praise No. 2 #d156

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