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

Representative 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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