When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.@Colossians 3:4
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Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gran­a­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 74. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

James Mc­Gran­a­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan (1840–1907)

The word of God is given
To all who serve Him here,
That when the Lord from Heaven
In glory shall appear,
We then shall be delivered
From sorrow, sin, and pain;
And if for Christ we suffer,
With Him we then shall reign.

Refrain

We are going home to Jesus,
Going home to Jesus!
Going to the mansions
He’s preparing there on high!
We are going home to Jesus,
Going home to Jesus!
And we’ll gather there in glory,
By and by!

Once in our sin we wandered
Far, far away from God,
And precious hours we squandered,
Upon the downward road;
But God in grace hath called us,
And given us to share
The purchase of our Savior,
A mansion bright and fair.

Refrain

Now with this hope to cheer us,
And with the Spirit’s seal,
That all our sins were pardoned,
Thro’ Him whose stripes did heal;
As strangers and as pilgrims,
No place on earth we own,
But work and watch as servants,
Until our Lord shall come.

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