The Welcome Home

How sweet will be the welcome home

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Published in 34 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet will be the welcome home
When this short life is o’er,
When pain and sorrow, care and grief,
Shall dwell with us no more.

Then palms of victory, crowns of glory,
Palms of victory we shall wear.

2 When we that bright and heav’nly land,
With spirit eyes shall see,
And join the holy angel band,
In praise, dear Lord of Thee. [Refrain]

3 O may we live while here below,
In view of that blest day,
When God’s bright angels shall come down,
To bear our souls away. [Refrain]

4 When we shall walk the golden streets,
In garments white and pure;
And sing an endless song of Him
Who made our souls secure. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #131

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet will be the welcome home
Title: The Welcome Home
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The welcome home
Copyright: Public Domain



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