Beecher, Charles, son of the well-known Dr. Lyman Beecher, whose autobiography he chiefly edited, and brother of Henry Ward Beecher, was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, 1815. Mr. Beecher was for some time a Congregational pastor at Georgetown, Mass. He has published Review of Spiritual Manifestations, 1853; Pen Pictures of the Bible, 1855, &c. His hymns were contributed to his brother's Plymouth Collection, 1855, and include:—
1. There's rest in the grave. Heaven.
2. We are on our journey home. Heaven.
The latter is in the more extensive use, but both are unknown to the English collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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The common attribution to John J. Husband is based on a brief resemblance to his tune ST. STEPHEN'S, first published in Psalmodia Evangelica, vol. 2 (1789), but the resemblance only extends to the first two measures. These tunes should not be regarded as the same. This gospel/revival tune was writte…
Display Title: We Are On Our Journey HomeFirst Line: We are on our journey homeTune Title: [We are on our journey home]Author: Charles BeecherSource: Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes (New York: AMS. Barnes & Burr, 1855)