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The Palace of Light

When I’ve whispered farewell, and forgotten my care

Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Tune: [When I’ve whispered farewell, and forgotten my care]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I’ve whispered farewell, and forgotten my care,
When I’ve sung my last carol and breathed my last pray’r,
I’ll be met by my Savior awaiting me there,
In my home in the Palace of Light.

Refrain:
Mansions of glory, home over there!
Region celestial, radiant and fair!
No pain or sorrow, no gloom or night;
Beautiful homeland, Palace of Light.

2 When the battle is over, the victory won,
When the trials are ended, the journey is done,
I shall look on a splendor more bright than the sun,
In my home in the Palace of Light. [Refrain]

3 I shall sing a glad song when my eyes hall behold
The city of jasper with portals of gold;
Oh, the joy I shall know, when the glories unfold,
In my home in the Palace of Light. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #41

Author: Victor M. Hastfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I’ve whispered farewell, and forgotten my care
Title: The Palace of Light
Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Refrain First Line: Mansions of glory, home over there

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #41

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #41

Songs of Comfort #d119

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Tabernacle Hymns No. 2 #120

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