LYRICS 

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
ROCK OF AGES
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
ABIDE WITH ME

THE HOME

 
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THE HOME-LAND SHORE

 

Fenny J. Crosby (1820-1915)                                      S.C. Foster

 

Far, far beyond the storms that gather

Dark o’er our way,

There shines the light of joy eternal

Bright in the realms of day.

 

          There shall sorrow, pain, and parting

          Grieve our heart no more:

 Soon, soon we’ll meet beyond the river,

 Safe on the Home-land shore.

 

Far, far beyond the rolling billows

Faith spreads her wings;

Love tells us of the golden city,

Hope of its glory sings.

 

Far, far beyond the vale and shadow

Loved ones have passed;

We’ll meet them in the “many mansions”,

All gathered home at last.

 

O blessed morn of joy unbounded!

O glorious day!

There every tear of grief and anguish

Jesus shall wipe away.

 

 

Fenny J. Crosby (1820-1915)

The author of this song, Fenny Crosby wrote more than 8000 gospel songs in her lifetime.  Her hymns have been and are still being sung more frequently. It is really a wonder that a blind person could write such varieties of songs.  The themes for her hymns were often suggested by visiting ministers, who wish to have a new song on a particular subject. Some times composer would first compose the music and then ask Fenny Crosby for the words.  More than any other writer, Crosby really captured the spirit of the American Gospel Movement. Her favorite theme was Heaven and Lord's Coming.  Fenny Crosby died at the age of ninety-five. Only eternity can reveal the number of persons who have been transformed to a saving faith in Jesus Christ or spiritually enriched through the songs of Fenny Crosby.

“ She hath done what she could “.  These are the words engraved on Fenny J. Crosby’s tombstone at Bridgeport, Connecticut.  These words are taken from Lord Jesus Christ’s remark about Mary the sister of Lazarus, after she had anointed His feet with a pound of very costly oil of spikenard brought in an alabaster flask (John, 12: 3).

 

 

Audio CD : BEYOND THE STORMS                                                                                     by Samuel Devadas & Isaac Samuel

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