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The home of endless years

Though burdens heavy we here must bear

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Tho' burdens heavy we here must bear] (Sweney)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tho' burdens heavy we here must bear,
And the eyes are made dim with tears,
There’ll be naught of sorrow “over there”
In the “home of the endless years.”

Chorus:
In the better land,
In that sunny land,
In that Eden land, safe by and by;
In that better land,
In that sunny land,
In that Eden land, safe by and by.

2 With toilsome effort in faith we sow,
Tho’ no harvest our vision cheers;
We will not lose heart, ‘twill all be plain,
In the “home of the endless years.” [Chorus]

3 We’ll labor on with a smile and song,
And we’ll give to the winds our fears,
For the day of trials can’t be long,
Soon the “home of the endless years.” [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #20

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though burdens heavy we here must bear
Title: The home of endless years
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: In that better land

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best Endeavor Hymns: especially for use in Christian endeavor societies, young people's meetings, Sunday schools, and general church work #96Page Scan
Hallowed Hymns #d241
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #10TextPage Scan
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #10TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church: the best of the old and the latest of the new, suited to the church and home, the Sunday school, the brotherhoods, the young peoples' neetingss... #85Page Scan
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #79Page Scan
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #38Page Scan
Songs of Redemption and Praise #d111
Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #142Page Scan
The Herald #d203
Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #20TextPage Scan
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