A home forever there

When the silver cord is broken

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [When the silver cord is broken]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the silver cord is broken,
And we bid our friends, ‘farewell,’
And the soul to God, who gave it,
Shall return with Him to dwell;—
When we gaze in silent rapture,
On our many mansions fair,—
We shall know how sweet the promise
Of a home, forever there.

2 When we meet and know each other,
And behold our Saviour’s face,—
When we join the noble army
Of the ransomed, saved by grace;—
O how light will seem the burden,
And the cross, that now we bear,
When our Lord repeats the promise
Of a home, forever there.

3 There’s a grand and mighty anthem,
That we cannot learn to sing,
Till we hear the blessed welcome,
At the feet of Christ, our King;—
Till will all the just made perfect,
Crowns of vict’ry we shall wear;—
Then we’ll praise Him, for the promise
Of a home, forever there.

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #7

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the silver cord is broken
Title: A home forever there
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Milk and Honey #d58

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #7

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d189

Songs of Service and Praise #d104

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