Scripture Verse

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 74. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



The word of God is giv­en
To all who serve Him here,
That when the Lord from Hea­ven
In glo­ry shall ap­pear,
We then shall be de­liv­ered
From sor­row, sin, and pain;
And if for Christ we suf­fer,
With Him we then shall reign.


We are go­ing home to Je­sus,
Going home to Je­sus!
Going to the man­sions
He’s pre­par­ing there on high!
We are go­ing home to Je­sus,
Going home to Je­sus!
And we’ll ga­ther there in glo­ry,
By and by!

Once in our sin we wan­dered
Far, far away from God,
And pre­cious hours we squan­dered,
Upon the down­ward road;
But God in grace hath called us,
And giv­en us to share
The pur­chase of our Sav­ior,
A man­sion bright and fair.


Now with this hope to cheer us,
And with the Spir­it’s seal,
That all our sins were par­doned,
Thro’ Him whose stripes did heal;
As stran­gers and as pil­grims,
No place on earth we own,
But work and watch as ser­vants,
Until our Lord shall come.