Scripture Verse

My Father’s house. John 14:2


Words: Em­i­ly Car­roll, in Sab­bath Ca­rols, ed­it­ed by Le­on­ard Mar­shall, J. C. Proc­tor & Sam­u­el Burn­ham (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Lee & Shep­ard, 1869), page 119.

Music: Wor­ces­ter­shire Na­than Bark­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Car­roll or Bark­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I have two homes, two happy homes,
By God, the Father given;
One precious home is here on earth,
My other home is Heav’n,
My other home is Heav’n.

I think upon my earthly home,
And sweet emotions rise,
Yet still my spirit longs to reach
My home above the skies,
My home above the skies.

The glories of my home above,
Nor pen, nor tongue may tell,
For none save spirits sanctified
In that bright land may dwell,
In that bright land may dwell.

My Father! hear my earnest prayer,
For those I dearly love;
O take us all, when life is o’er,
To our bright home above,
To our bright home above.