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We are told of a home in that city above

We are told of a home in that city above

Author: Harry Loper
Tune: [We are told of a home in that city above]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are told of a home in that city above,
When with life and its cares we are thro’,
Where the walls are of jasper, the streets are of gold;—
I want to go there, don’t you?

Refrain:
I want to go there, I want to go there,
Where loved ones are waiting in that homeland so fair,
Where there’s never a trial, a sorrow or care,
I want to go there, don’t you?

2 Since here God has called me, I’ll stand at my post,
And do what He gives me to do,
For the thought is refreshing as homeward I look;—
I want to go there, don’t you? [Refrain]

3 Soon this brief life is ended, our work here is done,
For the days are so fleeting and few,
Where loved ones have gathered no death ever comes;—
I want to go there, don’t you? [Refrain]

4 There none but the pure shall that city behold;
’Tis the home of the faithful and true,
Where the Saviour a mansion for me has prepared;—
I expect to go there, don’t you? [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #47

Author: Harry Loper

Early 20th Century Loper was living in Camden, New Jersey, as of 1902. Lyrics: Heavenly Wire, The I Want to Go There How Sweet the Thought Secret of the Lord, The http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/o/p/loper_h.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are told of a home in that city above
Author: Harry Loper
Refrain First Line: I want to go there

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Devotional Songs #69

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Glorious Praise #47

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Gospel Pearls #135

Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 #d270

Ministry of Song #d140

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d365

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #39

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The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #97

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