Scripture Verse

There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, New Songs of the Gos­pel (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 26 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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C. Austin Miles
1868–1946

Lyrics

I shall wear a golden crown,
When I get home;
I shall lay my burdens down,
When I get home;
Clad in robes of glory,
I shall sing the story
Of the Lord who bought me,
When I get home.

Refrain

When I get home,
When I get home,
All sorrow will be over,
When I get home;
When I get home,
When I get home,
All sorrow will be over,
When I get home.

All the darkness will be past,
When I get home;
I shall see the light at last,
When I get home;
Light from Heaven streaming,
O’er my pathway beaming,
Ever guides me onward
Till I get home.

Refrain

I shall see my Savior’s face,
When I get home;
Sing again of saving grace,
When I get home;
I shall stand before Him;
Gladly I’ll adore Him;
Ever to be with Him,
When I get home.

Refrain