Scripture Verse

Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. Deuteronomy 34:1–3

Introduction

Words: D. Y. Ste­phens, in The Gos­pel in Song, by Mil­ton S. Rees et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Fair­bu­ry Pub­lish­ing, 1908), num­ber 72.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ste­phens’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I have come thro’ sorrow’s valley,
And thro’ sin’s darkest night;
I am standing on the hilltop looking home;
And my soul is full of glory,
For I’m living in the light,
I am standing on the hilltop looking home.

Refrain

I am standing on the hilltop looking home;
And I catch a glimpse of minaret and dome;
Hearing sweet celestial strains,
Where my Lord in glory reigns,
I am standing on the hilltop looking home.

My dear Savior has gone over
To prepare me a place;
I am standing on the hilltop looking home;
In the glory of His presence,
With my loved ones saved by grace,
I am standing on the hilltop looking home.

Refrain

I will lift mine eyes in gladness,
To behold Heaven’s land;
I am standing on the hilltop looking home;
And my faith becomes triumphant,
For the vision is so grand;
I am standing on the hilltop looking home.

Refrain

O my brother from the wilderness,
Look up and behold;
I am standing on the hilltop looking home;
Now a mansion bright, a great white throne,
And streets of shining gold,
I am standing on the hilltop looking home.

Refrain