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Hillman. L.M.

An F♯ minor camp meeting tune in 2/4 time. Composed 2007.

Text from The Revivalist, 1868.

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Description

Named for Joseph Hillman (1823-1890), organizer of the famous Round Lake Camp Meeting in Round Lake, New York and compiler of The Revialist (Troy, NY; 1868), an important camp meeting songster; from which the main body of words to this tune were taken. (Please see Round Lake and Oneida for other songs with connections to Hillman and The Revivalist.) Hillman was sung at the Potomac River New Traditions Singing in April, 2007, and was performed by The Art Mob in their Spring, 2009 concerts.

Text

We're trav'ling home to heav'n above,
And the day is hast'ning on!
To sing the Savior's dying love,
And the day is hast'ning on!

Millions have reach'd that blest abode,
And the day is hast'ning on!
And millions now are on the road,
And the day is hast'ning on!

We're going to see the blessed Lamb,
And the day is hast'ning on!
In rapt'rous strains to praise his name,
And the day is hast'ning on!

Millions have reach'd that blest abode,
And the day is hast'ning on!
And millions now are on the road,
And the day is hast'ning on!

The conqu'or's palms our hands shall bear,
And the day is hast'ning on!
And all the joys of heav'n we'll share,
And the day is hast'ning on!

Millions have reach'd that blest abode,
And the day is hast'ning on!
And millions now are on the road,
And the day is hast'ning on!