The Lights of Home ~ Fanny Crosby ~ Hymn

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

5 thoughts on “The Lights of Home ~ Fanny Crosby ~ Hymn

  1. I just enjoyed my 83rd birthday on 9/9/07, and as I lay awake thinking of all my family who’ve passed on (there were 12 of us) this beautiful hymn came to mind, which I had learned years ago as a teenage girl.

    I felt compelled to check it out on the internet so I could find all the words. Your site has been so beautifully helpful, and I would like to say “Thank you, and may God
    continue to bless your ministry!” If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t fail to contact me and let me know.

    With sincere Christian greetings,

    Ruth Winston Watson

    Ruth, I’m so happy you found my blog. I’m going to email you… blessings.

  2. I’m looking for the sheet music for “The Lights of Home” by Fanny Crosby & Charles H. Harsh for an 80+ friend of mine. As a special request is there anyway I can get a copy of the music too?
    I would be greatly appreciative. Thank you so much for having this information for my dear friend. I promised to look in my old Hymnals and hand-copied the Lyrics from here. I hope that you don’t mind?
    I also found that this song is available but it is by another writer & composer? I don’t know if it is the same song?
    Can you help me please?
    I found:
    Title:
    The Lights Of Home
    Author:
    Words and music – Frank Amos and Hamilton Gray
    Publisher:
    Chappell & Co. Ltd. London
    Category:
    19th Century Songs
    Description:
    © 1895, Fine condition
    Price:
    £ 10.00
    Stock Reference Number:
    42821

    A biography (AMAZING!) of Fanny Crosby was also found here:
    (which definately attributes “The Lights of Home” to Fanny Crosby)
    http://www.earnestlycontending.com/KT/bios/fannycrosby.html

    I am so inspired by Fanny Crosby… TY for your wonderful site.
    Many Blessings,
    Kathie Buchanan
    kabespir@yahoo.com

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