Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The New Shin­ing Star, ed­it­ed by Theo­dore E. Per­kins (New York: F. J. Hunt­ing­ton, 1864), num­ber 98.

Music: Be­tha­ny (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1856 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Jesus, I long for Thee,
Friendless I roam,
Earth has no joy for me,
Heaven is my home;
When shall my soul arise,
Joyful with glad sur­prise,
Up to its na­tive skies?
Heaven is my home.

Grant me a light di­vine,
While here I roam,
O’er my dark path to shine,
Heaven is my home;
O, my sad heart, be still,
Patient in ev­ery ill,
Thine be a Fa­ther’s will;
Heaven is my home.

There shall I see His face,
No more to roam,
Clasped in His dear em­brace,
Heaven is my home;
Soon shall my spir­it rise,
Joyful with glad sur­prise,
Up to its na­tive skies,
Heaven is my home.