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Home at last

We live as pilgrims and strangers below

Tune: HOMEWARD BOUND (Harrington)
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We live as pilgrims and strangers below,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound,
Though often tempted, yet onward we go,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound,
Trials and crosses we cheerfully bear,
Toils and temptations expecting to share,
We hasten forward content with the fare,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound.

2 Earth, with its trifles, we all have resigned,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound,
Heav'n, with its glories, we shortly shall find,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound,
Sinful amusements no longer are dear,
O, how delusive and vain they appear,
While to our home, we are drawing so near,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound.

3 We'll tell the world as we journey along,
We're homeward bound;
Try to persuade them to enter our throng,
We're homeward bound;
Come, trembling sinner, forlorn and opprest,
Join ye our number, O come and be blest,
Journey with us to the mansions of rest,
We're homeward bound.

4 Soon we'll be singing, if faithful we prove,
We're home at last;
Sounding in triumph, in mansions above,
We're home at last;
Soon as our toils and temptations are o'er,
Up to our home with the blest we shall soar,
O how we'll shout as we enter the door,
We're home at last.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #86

Text Information

First Line: We live as pilgrims and strangers below
Title: Home at last
Refrain First Line: We're homeward bound
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #97

Anniversary Hymns #d88

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d262

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d476

Kind Words #d105

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Kind Words #86

Revival Melodies #d30

Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d324

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d847

The Church Hymn Book #d1080

The Hymnist #d118

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #593

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The Tribute of Praise #593

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The Tribute of Praise #591

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d429

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The Young People's Chorister #8

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Young Singer's Friend #a139

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