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When we all reach our home

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1 When we all reach our home in that beautiful land
Which our Saviour has gone to prepare,
When again with our loved ones of earth we shall stand
Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there?

Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there when we stand
With our friends that we love at our Saviour’s right hand,
When at last we shall meet in that beautiful land
Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there?

2 What though over the pathway our tired feet have pressed
Are deep footprints of sorrow and care;
When we enter those Portals forever to rest
Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there? [Refrain]

3 Neither darkness, nor dying, nor sorrow nor sighs
Will again fill our hearts with despair;
But where God will in love wipe all tears from our eyes
Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there? [Refrain]

4 Soon the Saviour will send for His children to come
And reside in that City so fair;
Then when we shall all meet in that beautiful home
Don’t you think we’ll be happy up there? [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #96

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: When we all reach our home
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Don't you think we'll be happy up there
Copyright: Public Domain


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Uplifted Voices #96

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