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Hymns / Music :: The Homeland! O The Homeland!

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"In my Father's house are many rooms…I am going there to prepare a place for you." John 14:2

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Hugh Reginald Haweis (1838-1901) Words: Hugh Reginald Haweis, in College Hymnal (1897) & the Presbyterian New Psalms and Hymns (Richmond, Virginia: 1901); the latter gives the date of authorship as 1855.

Music: "Homeland," Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1843-1900)


Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)

The Homeland! O the Homeland! The land of souls free born!
No gloomy night is known there, but only fadeless morn:
I'm sighing for that country, my heart is aching here;
There is no pain in the Homeland to which I'm drawing near.

My Lord is in the Homeland, with angels bright and fair;
No sinful thing nor evil, can ever enter there;
The music of the ransomed is ringing in my ears,
And when I think of the Homeland, my eyes are wet with tears.

For loved ones in the Homeland are waiting me to come,
Where neither death nor sorrow invades their holy home:
O dear, dear native country! O rest and peace above!
Christ bring us all to the Homeland, of His eternal love.

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