I have a home above, From sin and sorrow free

I have a home above, From sin and sorrow free

Author: Henry Bennett
Published in 60 hymnals

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1 I have a home above,
From sin and sorrow free;
A mansion which eternal love
Designed and formed for me.

2 My Saviour's precious blood
Has made my title sure;
He passed through death's dark raging flood
To make my rest secure.

3 The Comforter is come,
The earnest has been given;
He leads me onward to the home
Reserved for me in heaven.

4 Loved ones are gone before,
Whose pilgrim days are done;
I soon shall greet them on that shore
Where partings are unknown.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #601

Author: Henry Bennett

Bennett, Henry, born at Lyme Regis, April 18, 1813, and died at Islington, Nov. 12, 1868. His hymns, written at various dates, were collected and published as follows:— (1) Hymns by H. B., Lond.: Printed for the Author, 1867. This contained 25 pieces. (2) Hymns by the late Henry Bennett, 2nd ed., 1869. This was published by request, with additional hymns (32 in all, and 6 unfinished). From these editions of his Hymns, “Cling to the Mighty One," and "I have a home above," are in extensive use. The following are also in common use:— 1. Jesus, my [the] Holy One. Jesus for Men. 2. Lord Jesus, hide Thy people. Jesus All in All. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a home above, From sin and sorrow free
Author: Henry Bennett

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I have a home above. H. Bennett [Heaven.] Published in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 598, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines (in later editions it is dated 1851), and in the author's Hymns by H. B in 1867, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Christian's Home." It has come into extensive use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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