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The heavenly shore

We are wandering home as the time glideth by

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [We are wandering home as time glideth by] (Abbey)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are wandering home as time glideth by,
And weaveth its garlands of years;
To a beautiful home, and better by far
Than the one in this valley of tears.

Wandering home, wandering home,
Soon we shall wander no more;
And, oh! may we meet each other at last,
At home on “the heavenly shore.”

2 We are wandering home by the same old way
Our fathers before us have trod,
To the shadow of death and the city beyond,
The glorious city of God. [Refrain]

3 We are wandering home o’er a stormy plain,
Replete with temptation and sin,
To a beautiful fold where Jesus awaits
To welcome each wanderer in. [Refrain]

4 We are wandering home, yes, wandering home,
But soon we shall wander no more;
And, oh! may we meet each other at last,
At home on “the heavenly shore.” [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #50

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are wandering home as the time glideth by
Title: The heavenly shore
Author: E. A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Wandering home
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Eureka Carols #d94

Gems of Gladness #d42

Gems of Gladness for Sabbath School and Praise Meetings #d44

New Silver Song #d141

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Song Praises #128

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #104

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The Banner of Victory #106

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The Crowning Day #50

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