Scripture Verse

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing.@Psalm 126:2
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Lucy J. Meyer
(1849–1922)

Words: Lu­cy J. Mey­er, in Wel­come Songs No. 1, ed­it­ed by Ri­chard S. Thain (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1878).

Music: Ja­lis­co Lu­cy J. Mey­er, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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We are children of a king,
Heav’nly king, heav’nly king;
We are children of a king,
Singing as we journey;
Jesus Christ our guard and guide,
Bids us, nothing terrified,
Follow closely at His side,
Singing as we journey.

We are traveling to our home,
Blessèd home, blessèd home;
We are traveling to our home,
Singing as we journey;
Tow’rd a city out of sight
Where will fall no shade of night,
For our Savior is its light,
Singing as we journey.

Full of joy we onward go,
Heav’nward go, heav’nward go;
Full of joy we onward go,
Singing as we journey;
Singing all the journey thro’—
Singing hearts are brave and true—
Singing till our home we view,
Singing as we journey.