Gathering Out of Tears

Steer our bark away to the homeland

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Steer our bark away to the homeland]
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1. Steer our bark away to the homeland,
Spread the sails of hope o’er the sea;
Think of all the friends that await us,
When anchored safely there we shall be.

Gathering out of tears into sunshine,
Gathering out of labor into rest;
Hear the ransomed throng shouting forth their joy in song,
Gathering to the mansions of the blest.

2. Steer our bark away to the homeland,
On without a fear let us go;
When the port of peace we are nearing,
The blessèd harbor lights we shall know. [Refrain]

3. Bright and fair the hills of the homeland,
Clad in all the bloom of the spring;
There to Him who loved and redeemed us,
Our joyful, joyful praise we will sing. [Refrain]

4. Soft the winds that blow from the homeland,
Sweet the morn that breaks on the shore;
Soon we’ll meet again our beloved ones,
Where sorrow’s plaintive moan comes no more. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1706

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Steer our bark away to the homeland
Title: Gathering Out of Tears
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gathering out of tears into sunshine
Copyright: Public Domain



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