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When the Saints Are Gathered Home

What a song will rise on that bright, eternal morning

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [What a song will riseon that bright, eternal morning] (Sewell)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What a song will rise on that bright, eternal morning,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home! (gathered home!)
Love divine will be ev'ry happy soul adorning,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home! (gathered home!)

Chorus:
When the saints are gathered home,
When we reach that sinless land and Jesus see, (Jesus see,)
Oh, what happy songs will ring thro' the palace of the King,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home!

2 With enraptured eyes we shall view the crystal river,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home! (gathered home!)
Near the great white throne we shall live and sing forever,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home. [Chorus]

3 On the streets of gold we shall tell and sing the story,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home! (gathered home!)
O, celestial skies all will ring with shouts of glory,
When the saints (When the saints) are gathered home. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #136

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a song will rise on that bright, eternal morning
Title: When the Saints Are Gathered Home
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: When the saints are gathered home

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Media

The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #136

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Crowns #d200

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d261

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d288

The Harmonic Chimes for Revivals, Praise Meetings, Church Worship ... #d203

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The New Praiseworthy #136

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