108. When My Lifework Is Ended

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1 When my lifework is ended,
And the summons has come,
When my voice there is blended
With the blood-washed at home,
In that happy reunion,
Where they’re waiting for me,
With my Lord in communion—
Oh, what bliss that will be!

Home, beautiful home,
Free from sorrow and care;
Loved ones beckon me come;
Soon its glories I’ll share.

2 When my lifework is ended,
When my toiling is past,
When the Lord has descended,
I shall see Him at last;
I’ll regret not my suff’ring,
Nor my sorrow and care,
When I rise to the glory
That awaits over there. [Refrain]

3 When my lifework is ended,
When its duties are done,
To that clime, oh, how splendid!
Where all hearts flow in one;
When the past is forgotten,
When the earth is no more,
When our trials are over,
We shall fly to that shore. [Refrain]

4 When my lifework is ended,
I shall leave all behind;
With the righteous ascended,
Oh, what wealth I shall find
In those bright realms of glory,
Where forever I’ll dwell,
With my Jesus and loved ones,
Where we’ll sing, “All is well.” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When my lifework is ended
Title: When My Lifework Is Ended
Author: B. E. W.
Author (refrain): O. B. (1911)
Meter: D
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Topic: Anticipation
Source: My Life Work; Th; Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_My_Lifework_Is_Ended)
Refrain First Line: Home, beautiful home
Tune Information
Name: [When my lifework is ended]
Composer: Otto Bolds
Harmonizer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_My_Lifework_Is_Ended); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (365); My Life Work; Th

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