1 There’s a beautiful home in that city bright and fair,
How I long its glories to see;
In that home of the soul spotless robes we all shall wear,
There with Christ and the saints we shall be.
O, the home of the soul
How I long to be there,
And its glories behold,
Beautiful city bright and fair.
2 Here our stay is but transient, we soon shall pass away,
To that home that ever shall stand;
o, the glory that waits those who reach the land of day,
Where we’ll all join the bright angel’s band. [Refrain]
3 In that city of gold we shall meet our friends again,
Who have crossed death dark silent tide;
In the morning of joy we’ll all sing the glad refrain,
In that home of the soul we’ll abide. [Refrain]
4 O, the day of His coming is drawing very near,
And we’ll meet our King in the air,
Then the saved ones shall pass from all trials and troubles here,
To those mansions He’s gone to prepare. [Refrain]
Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music.
Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899.
He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory.
He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >