There have been so many deaths and tragic events in our community this week that I thought this hymn would be an appropriate one for this Sunday’s hymn choice. I’m headed to another funeral this coming Thursday. Thank God from whom all blessings flow we have a home wating for us with our Savior…
The Lights of Home
words by Fanny Crosby (April 1899)~ music by Charles H. Harsh
The friends that now are waiting,
In the cloudless realms of day,
Who are calling me to follow
Where their steps have led the way;
They have laid aside their armor,
And their earthly course is run;
They have kept the faith with patience
And their crown of life is won.
They are calling, gently calling,
Sweetly calling me to come,
And I’m looking through the shadows
For the blessèd lights of home.
They have laid aside their armor
For the robe of spotless white;
And with Jesus they are walking
Where the river sparkles bright.
We have labored here together,
We have labored side by side,
Just a little while before me
They have crossed the rolling tide.
On those dear familiar faces
There will be no trace of care;
Every sigh was hushed forever
At the palace gate so fair.
I shall see them, I shall know them,
I shall hear their song of love,
And we’ll all sing hallelujah
In our Father’s house above.