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Home in Heaven. 7s.

An E♭ major folk hymn in 6/4 time. Composed 2007.

Text from The Golden Harp, 1853.

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Description

Home in Heaven was written to a text I found in The Golden Harp, a book of camp meeting hymns. The Golden Harp was published in Oneida, NY in 1837 and was compiled by G.W. Henry.

Home in Heaven was sung at the 2008 New Compositions singing at the Western Massachusetts Convention and at the composium at the 2009 Midwest Convention.

Text

Though the world may me disown,
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home;
Though the world may me disown,
Heaven's my home.
Though the world may me disown,
I am little and unknown
I'm an heir to yonder throne–
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home.

Through the dark and cloudy day
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home;
Through the dark and cloudy day
Heaven's my home.
Through the dark and cloudy day
On Jehovah's arm I'll stay
And pursue my happy way;
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home.

O that every soul could say,
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home;
O that every soul could say,
Heaven's my home.
O that every soul could say,
If I die this blessed day,
I should rise and soar away;
Heaven's my home, heaven's my home.