I am far away from my Father's house

I am far away from my Father's house

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates

Gates, Ellen, née Huntingdon, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the author of several popular pieces in the American Mission and Sunday School hymn-books. Of these the following have passed from the American books into Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Come home, come home, you are weary at heart. Invitation. 2. I am now a child of God. Saved through Jesus. 3. I will sing you a song of that beautiful land. Concerning Heaven. 4. O the clanging bells of time. Yearning for Heaven. 5. Say, is your lamp burning, my brother. Watching and Waiting. Concerning her poem which is used as a hymn in America, "If you cannot on the ocean" (Duty), Duffield says her account of its origin is as follows:—"The lines were written upo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am far away from my Father's house
Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Refrain First Line: I will rise and go to my Father's house

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Instances

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #54bPage Scan
Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #64bPage Scan
The Tree of Life: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #45Page Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #13Page Scan



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