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The Homeland! O the Homeland!

The Homeland! O the Homeland!

Author: Hugh R. Haweis
Published in 159 hymnals

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1 The Homeland! O the Homeland!
The land of souls free-born!
There's no night in the Homeland,
But aye fade-less morn;
I’m sighing for the Homeland,
My heart is aching here;
There is no pain in the Homeland
to which I’m drawing near;
There is no pain in the HOmeland
To which I'm drawing near.

2 My Lord is in the Homeland,
With angels bright and fair;
There's no sin in the Homeland,
And no temptation there;
The music of the Homeland
Is ringing in my ears;
And when I think of the Homeland,
My eyes are wet with tears;
And when I think of the Homeland,
My eyes are wet with tears.

3 My loved ones in the Homeland
Are waiting me to come,
Where neither death nor sorrow
Invades their holy home;
O dear, dear native country!
O rest and peace above!
Christ bring us all to the Homeland,
Of Thy redeeming love;
Christ bring us all to the Homeland,
Of Thy redeeming love.

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #106

Author: Hugh R. Haweis

Born: April 3, 1838, Egham, Surrey, England. Died: January 29, 1901, St. Marylebone, London, England. Haweis’ father was John Oliver Willyams Haweis, Canon of Chichester. Hugh attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and after graduation served under Garibaldi in the Italian war of independence. He was ordained in 1861 and was curate at Bethnal Green, Westminster and Stepney. In 1866, he became perpetual curate at St. James, Marylebone. His works include: Music and Morals, 1871 My Musical Life, 1884 Travel and Talk, 1897 Old Violins, 1898  Go to person page >

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First Line: The Homeland! O the Homeland!
Author: Hugh R. Haweis
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Homeland! Oh, the Homeland. [Heaven.] In the American College Hymnal, 1897, No. 369, this hymn is given as by "Hugh B. Haweis." In the Presbyterian New Psalms and Hymns, Richmond, Va., 1901, the signature is the same, with the date "1855." On the other hand, in the English Congregational Sunday School Hymn Book, 1891, and others, it is attributed to "William Lindsay Alexander." We have failed to trace it to either author.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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