I Want To Go There

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 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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?

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

Harry Loper was born William Harry Loper on March 20, 1856, the 10th of 11 children born to William S. Loper and Sarah Ann Wilden. He married Laura Clark on November 29, 1878 and had one daughter, Carrie. He and his small family were what was known as 'singing evangelists' and several times led worship for famed evangelist Billy Sunday. In news clippings, he is sometimes referred to as 'Rev. Harry Loper' or 'Prof. Harry Loper' although to date, no record has been found of him attending any kind of college or seminary. He died on January 5, 1930 and was buried in Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, New Jersey. Wayne Loper (great-great-great nephew)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are told of a home in that city above
Title: I Want To Go There
Author: Harry Loper
Refrain First Line: I want to go there
Copyright: Public Domain



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