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My Fatherland

There is a place where my hopes are stayed

Author: William Hunter
Published in 86 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is a place where my hopes are stay’d,
My heart and my treasure are there;
Where verdure and blossoms never fade,
And fields are eternal fair.

That blissful place is my fatherland;
By faith its delights I explore;
Come, favor my flight, angelic band,
And waft me in peace to the shore.

2 There is a place where the angels dwell—
A pure and a peaceful abode;
The joys of that place no tongue can tell;
For there is the palace of God! [Refrain]

3 There is a place where my friends have gone
Who suffered and worshiped with me,
Exalted with Christ, high on His throne,
The King in His beauty they see. [Refrain]

4 There is a place where I hope to live,
When life and its labors are o’er;
A place which the Lord to me will give,
And then I shall sorrow no more. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #1

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a place where my hopes are stayed
Title: My Fatherland
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: That blissful place is my fatherland



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