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We are exiles now from home

We are exiles now from home

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [We are exiles now from home]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are exiles now from home,
While in paths of sin we roam,
And the days oft grief and danger to us bring;
But there is a far-off land
Where we by and by shall stand,
Safe and happy in the presence of the King.

In the presence of the King!
In the presence of the King!
Oh, the glory never told,
We with rapture shall behold,
In the presence of the great eternal King!

2 How this tho’t our souls should thrill,
And with higher longing fill
Hearts that would to crumbling earthly idols cling;
Heaven’s treasures shall be ours,
And endued with deathless pow’rs,
We shall soon be in the presence of the King. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ we meet with pain and loss,
And oft carry sorrow’s cross,
Yet by faith a song of triumph we may sing;
There are crowns that we shall wear,
And palm branches we shall bear,
When we come into the presence of the King. [Refrain]

4 When all conflicts here are o’er
Thro’ the blessed evermore,
We shall hear the golden harps of vict’ry ring;
We shall join the glad new song,
Of the holy ransom’d throng
As they worship in the presence of the King. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #34

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are exiles now from home
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: In the presence of the King


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Crowning Day No. 3 #34

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