…to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you.@1 Peter 1:4

W. Gossett, in Gates of Praise, by Isaiah Baltzell & Edmund Lorenz (Dayton, Ohio: W. J. Shuey, 1880).

Edmund S. Lorenz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

The evening shades are falling,
Our sun is sinking fast;
The Holy One is calling,
We’re going home at last.

Refrain

Going home at last!
Going home at last!
The march will soon be over;
We’re going home at last.

The road’s been long and dreary,
The toils came thick and fast;
In body weak and weary,
We’re going home at last.

Refrain

We now are nearing Heaven,
And soon shall be at rest;
Our crowns will soon be given,
We’re going home at last.

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Oh, praise the Lord forever!
Our sorrows are all past;
We’ll part no more, no never,
We are at home at last.

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