The Home Path After All

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1 What tho' sometimes the briars
Spring up amid the flow'rs,
Tho' passing clouds arising,
Replace the sunny hours;
Still from the heav'nly Father,
Unnumbered mercies fall;
His hand is gently leading,
'Tis the home-path after all.

Leading from the cross,
To the starry crown,
Leading to the land
Where we lay our burdens down;
We'll doubt Him not, nor murmur,
Whatever ills befall;
His hand is gently leading,
'Tis the home-path after all.

2 Then gladly sing His praises
In sunshine and in shade,
The heart that trusts in Jesus,
Need never be afraid;
While leaning on His bosom,
His tender love recall;
His hand is gently leading,
'Tis the home-path after all. [Chorus]

3 He knows the way before us,
Our ev'ry step He guides,
The hand outstretched to save us,
All needful good provides;
Till in the blessed city,
Beyond the jasper wall;
His hand is gently leading,
'Tis the home-path after all. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #126

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What though sometimes the briars
Title: The Home Path After All
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Leading from the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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