Scripture Verse

There remaineth…a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9

Introduction

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Mary B. Slade
1826–1882

Words: Ma­ry B. Slade, in Good News, by Rig­don Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1876).

Music: Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Memory of Heaven
Anne-François-Louis Janmot
1814–1892

Lyrics

Up to the boun­ti­ful Giv­er of life,
Gathering home! ga­ther­ing home!
Up to the dwell­ing where com­eth no strife,
The dear ones are ga­ther­ing home.

Refrain

Gathering home! Ga­ther­ing home!
Never to sor­row more, ne­ver to roam.
Gathering home! Ga­ther­ing home!
God’s child­ren are ga­ther­ing home!

Up to the ci­ty where fall­eth no night,
Gathering home! ga­ther­ing home!
Up where the Sav­ior’s own face is the light,
The dear ones are ga­ther­ing home.

Refrain

Up to the beau­ti­ful man­sions above,
Gathering home! ga­ther­ing home!
Safe in the arms of His in­fin­ite love,
The dear ones are ga­ther­ing home.

Refrain