We Are On Our Journey Home

We are on our journey home, Where Christ our Lord is gone

Author: Charles Beecher
Published in 95 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are on our journey home,
Where Christ our Lord is gone;
We shall meet around his throne,
When he makes his people one,
In the new Jerusalem.

3 We can see that distant home,
Though clouds rise dark between;
Faith views the radiant dome,
And a luster flashes keen,
From the new Jerusalem.

3 O glory shining far
From the never-setting sun!
O trembling morning star!
Our journey's almost done,
To the new Jerusalem.

4 O holy, heavenly home!
O rest eternal there!
When shall the exiles come,
Where they cease from earthly care,
In the new Jerusalem.

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #44

Author: Charles Beecher

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)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are on our journey home, Where Christ our Lord is gone
Title: We Are On Our Journey Home
Author: Charles Beecher
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




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…

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