The Home Over There

O think of the home over there By the side of the river of light

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Tune: [O think of the home over there] (O'Kane)
Published in 442 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O think of the home over there,
By the side of the river of light,
Where the saints all immortal and fair
Are robed in their garments of white.

Refrain:
Over there, over there, O think of the home over there.
Over there, over there, O think of the home over there.

2 O think of the friends over there,
Who before us the journey have trod;
Of the song that they breathe on the air
In their home in the palace of God.

3 My Saviour is now over there,
Where my kindred and friends are at rest;
Then away from my sorrow and care
Let me fly to the land of the blest.

4 I’ll soon be at home over there,
For the end of my journey I see;
Many dear to my heart over there
Are waiting and watching for me.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #886

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington

Rv DeWitt Clinton Huntington USA 1830-1912. Born at Townsend, VT, one of nine siblings, he attended Syracuse University, NY, and was ordained a Methodist Episcopal minister in 1853. He married Frances Harriett Davis in 1853, and they had three children: Charles, Thomas, and Horace. After her death in 1866, he married Mary Elizabeth Moore in 1868, and they had a daughter, Mary Frances. He pastored in Rochester, NY, (1861-71 & 1876-79), Syracuse, NY, (1873-76), Olean, NY, (1885-89), Bradford, PA, (1882-85 & 1889-91), and Lincoln, NE, (1891-96), where he became a Methodist District Superintendent of relief work. At his pastorate he also personally designed and oversaw construction of a brick sanctuary seating over 1100 people. A depress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O think of the home over there By the side of the river of light
Title: The Home Over There
Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over there! over there
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sacred Selections for the Church #359

Spiritual Life Songs #95

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The Cyber Hymnal #2541

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #886

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