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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

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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 >

Text Information

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

Timeline

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #508

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d437

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #713

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d468

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d227

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Bright Gems #123

Coronation Songs #d205

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Crowning Day No. 5 #1

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Dyer's Psalmist #457

General Baptist Hymn Book #d462

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d412

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d317

Hymns for Schools and Families #d477

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #568

Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d152

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Hymns selected from various authors #466

New Christian Hymn and Tune Book. Word ed. #d103

Notes of Joy, for the Sabbath School #d137

Perennial Songs #d198

Pilgrim Songster #d101

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d354

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d165

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Psalms and Hymns #438

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #197

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S385

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B197

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d324

Revival Hymns #d164

Revival Melodies #d26

Sacred Melodies #d121

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #163

Sacred Melodies #d78

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Sacred Poetry #395

Social Melodies #d122

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d205

Songs of Gratitude #d129

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Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist #116

The Brethren's Sunday School Song Book #d141

The Chapel Hymn Book #d353

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The Chorus #161

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #21

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d250

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The Christian Hymn Book #1159

The Christian Hymnal #d677

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The Christian Hymnal #776

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d327

The Christian Psalmist #d659

The Christian Psalmist #d660

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d376

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The Christian Songster #172

The Church Harp #d95

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d126

The Church Hymn Book #d978

The Clariona #d209

The Eolian Harp #d113

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The Eolian Harp #28

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The Extra Hymn Book #76

The Golden Harp #d128

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d310

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The Melodeon #31

The Message Bird #d86

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The Minstrel of Zion #92

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The New Golden Shower #108

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The New Song #202

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d197

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #185

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The Revivalist #79

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d309

The Social Harp #142

The Social Harp. Rev. #d367

The Social Harp #d306

The South Western Psalmist #d392

The Southern Psalmist #d819

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d862

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d379

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d188

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Windows of Heaven #64

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Young Singer's Friend #a172

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d260

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