There’s a Friend in the Homeland

There’s a Friend in the homeland far away

Author: C. A. Havens
Tune: [There’s a Friend in the homeland far away]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s a Friend in the homeland far away,
There’s a Saviour calling you today;
He is pleading there
With a love so rare—
Will you heed Him calling now, I pray?
He’s been watching and waiting, oh so long,
Where the bright ones chant in heav’nly song!
From a land so fair,
He is calling there—
Will you join our holy, happy throng?

2 There’s a dear blest Redeemer o’er the strand,
There are angels waiting in that land
For the loved ones here
That were once so near,
They are calling, “Join our happy band!”
There’s a Father who bids us welcome there,
With the ransom’d crowns of life to wear,
On a golden shore,
When our toils are o’er,
In a homeland resting from all care.

Refrain:
There’s a Friend in the homeland far away,
There’s a Saviour calling you today;
He’s been watching and waiting, oh so long,
Where the bright ones chant in heav’nly song!
From a land so fair,
He is calling there—
Will you join our holy, happy throng?

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #132

Author: C. A. Havens

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Text Information

First Line: There’s a Friend in the homeland far away
Title: There’s a Friend in the Homeland
Author: C. A. Havens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There’s a Friend in the homeland far away
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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