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To MIDI File Fatherland  

(6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4)

Published in “The Hymnary”, Novello, 1872. This tune is also known as "St. Edmund" or “Cœlestis”.

1 I’m but a stranger here,   2 What though the tempest rage,
    Heaven is my home;       Heaven is my home;
  Earth’s joys will disappear,     Short is my pilgrimage,
    Heaven is my home.       Heaven is my home.
  Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on every hand;
Heaven is my fatherland,
    And times wild wintry blast
Soon will be overpast;
I shall reach home at last:
    Heaven is my home.       Heaven is my home.
             
3 There at my Saviour’s side,   4 Therefore I murmur not,
    Heaven is my home;       Heaven is my home;
  I shall be glorified,     Whate’er my earthly lot,
    Heaven is my home.       Heaven is my home.
  There are the good and blest,
Those I love most and best;
And there I too shall rest,
    And I shall surely stand
There at my Lord’s right hand:
Heaven is my fatherland,
    Heaven is my home.       Heaven is my home. Amen.

T. R. Taylor.

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