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356. "Come home"

1 Brethren, while we sojourn here,
Fight we must, but should not fear;
Foes we have, but we've a Friend,
One that loves us to the end;
Forward, then, with courage go;
Long we shall not dwell below;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

2 In the way a thousand snares
Lie, to take us unawares;
Satan, with malicious art,
Watches each unguarded part:
But, from Satan's malice free,
Saints shall soon victorious be;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

3 But of all the foes we meet,
None so oft mislead our feet,
None betray us into sin,
Like the foes that dwell within;
Yet let nothing spoil our peace,
Christ shall also conquer these;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

Text Information
First Line: Brethren, while we sojourn here
Title: "Come home"
Author: Joseph Swain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Christian Experience; Christians: Encouragements; Courage (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MESSIAH
Arranger: G. Kingsley
Meter: 7s. D
Key: G Major or modal



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