Home over there

We are pilgrims going home

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [We are pilgrims going home]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 We are pilgrims going home,
‘Neath the banner of the cross,
Where no sorrows ever come,
Neither pain nor death nor loss.
For the blood has been applied
From His bleeding hand and side,
We will join the sanctified
Over there.

Refrain:
Home, beautiful home,
Home, beautiful home,
Where His praises ever swell,
Where the ransom’d ever dwell,
Where they never say farewell,
Over there.

2 We are pilgrims to a land,
‘Neath the banner of the cross,
Over on whose golden strand
Wealth of this is simply dross;
When the wiles of life are o’er
Where we meet to part no more,
With the lov’d ones gone before,
Over there. [Refrain]

3 WE are pilgrims on our way,
‘Neath the banner of the cross,
Soon will dawn the perfect day
Where we feel no pain or loss,
We shall tread the golden street,
Share in glory rich, complete,
Bow in rev’rence at His feet,
Over there. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #112

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are pilgrims going home
Title: Home over there
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: Home, beautiful home



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