When we get home to that beautiful land

When we get home to that beautiful land

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [When we get home to that beautiful land]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 When we get home to that beautiful land,
With its beautiful city of gold;
When we have passed o’er the river of death,
And are safe in the heavenly fold;
Wearisome toil, tribulation and care,
That burden our spirits today,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass—
Shall pass, unreturning, away.

Refrain:
When we get home, how sweet ’twill be!
When we get home, how sweet ’twill be!

2 When we get home from our wanderings here
To that clime where they wander no more;
When, with the loved that have passed into rest,
We shall stand with our harps on the shore;
Sorrow and strife, and our proneness to err,
The pain and the sickness we bear,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass,
And ne’er shall they trouble us there. [Refrain]

3 When we get home, and it will not be long,
Till we finish our journey below;
When we shall lose every cumbering weight,
And the sins that doth hinder us so;
Tears that we shed in our sorrowful hours,
The fears and the doubts that molest,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass,
And reach not the home of the blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10657

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we get home to that beautiful land
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: When we get home how sweet 'twill be

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The Cyber Hymnal #10657
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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