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“The Home Over There”

 

O think of the home over there,
By the side of the river of light,
Where the saints, all immortal and fair,
Are robed in their garments of light.
Over there, over there,
O think of the home over there,
Over there, over there,
O think of the home over there.

 

O think of the friends over there,
Who before us the journey have trod,
Of the songs that they breathe on the air,
In their home in the palace of God.
Over there, over there,
O think of the friends over there,
Over there, over there,
O think of the friends over there.

 

My Savior is now over there,
There my kindred and friends are at rest,
Then away from my sorrow and care,
Let me fly to the land of the blest.
Over there, over there,
My Savior is now over there,
Over there, over there,
My Savior is now over there.

 

I’ll soon be at home over there,
For the end of my journey I see;
Many dear to my heart, over there,
Are watching and waiting for me.
Over there, over there,
I’ll soon be at home over there,
Over there, over there,
I’ll soon be at home over there.

 

Dewitt Clinton Huntington died this date (2/8/1912) Lincoln, NE.  He was a Methodist minister in the east before being elected chancellor of the Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1898 a position he retained until 1908 when he became Professor of English Bible.  He wrote Sin and Holiness (1898).  Huntington was born 4/27/1830 in Townshend, VT.

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