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Up to the bountiful Giver of life

Up to the bountiful Giver of life

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [Up to the bountiful Giver of life]
Published in 92 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Up to the beautiful Giver of life,
Gathering home! gathering home!
Up to the dwelling, where cometh no strife,
The dear ones are gathering home.

Gathering home! Gathering home!
Never to sorrow more, never to roam,
Gathering home, Gathering home!
God’s children are gathering home!

2 Up to the city where falleth no night,
Gathering home! gathering home!
Up where the Savior’s own face is the light,
The dear ones are gathering home. [Refrain]

3 Up to the beautiful mansions above,
Gathering home! gathering home!
Safe in the arms of his infinite love,
The dear ones are gathering home. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #90

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Up to the bountiful Giver of life
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Gathering home, gathering home, never to sorrow
Copyright: Public Domain



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