Willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.@2 Corinthians 5:8

Sophia T. Griswold, in Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs, by Philip P. Bliss & Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 22.

Philip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

We’re going home, no more to roam,
No more to sin and sorrow;
No more to wear the brow of care,
We’re going home tomorrow.

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We’re going home, we’re going home tomorrow,
We’re going home, we’re going home tomorrow.

For weary feet awaits a street
Of wondrous pave and golden;
For hearts that ache, the angels wake
The story, sweet and olden.

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For those who sleep, and those who weep,
Above the portals narrow,
The mansions rise beyond the skies—
We’re going home tomorrow.

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Oh, joyful song! Oh, ransomed throng!
Where sin no more shall sever;
Our king to see, and, oh, to be
With Him at home forever!

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