A Light upon the Shore

We've journeyed many a day

Author: Henry Burton (1877)
Tune: [We've journeyed many a day]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. We’ve journeyed many a day
Upon an ocean wide,
Amid the mist and spray
Of many a surging tide;
But, lo! the land is near!
For just beyond the foam
I see it bright and clear,
The light of home, sweet home.

Refrain
There’s a light upon the shore, brother,
It flashes from the strand;
The night is almost o’er, brother,
The haven’s just at hand.

2. We’ve had our storms of doubt,
Our rains of bitter tears,
Our fightings fierce without,
Within our anxious fears;
But, lo! the storms are past,
They cannot reach us more;
We’ve sighted land at last,
The blessèd stormless shore. [Refrain]

3. O land of calmest rest,
Where suns no more go down!
O haven of the blest,
With bliss and glory crowned!
No more the storm, the dark,
The breakers and the foam,
No more the wail, for hark!
We hear the songs of home. [Refrain]

Author: Henry Burton

Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1930. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We've journeyed many a day
Title: A Light upon the Shore
Author: Henry Burton (1877)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's a light upon the shore, brother
Copyright: Public Domain

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