Blessed Homeland by Fanny Crosby

15 Mar

Blessed Homeland

Gliding o’er life’s fitful waters,
Heavy surges sometimes roll;
And we sigh for yonder haven,
For the homeland of the soul.

Blessed homeland, ever fair!
Sin can never enter there;
But the soul, to life awaking,
Everlasting bloom shall wear.

Oft we catch a faint reflection,
Of its bright and vernal hills;
And, though distant, how we hail it!
How each heart with rapture thrills!

To our Father, and our Savior,
To the Spirit, Three in One,
We shall sing glad songs of triumph
When our harvest work is done.

‘Tis the weary pilgrim’s homeland,
Where each throbbing care shall cease,
And our longings and our yearnings,
Like a wave, be hushed to peace.

โ€”Fanny Crosby


Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Christianity, Religion



11 responses to “Blessed Homeland by Fanny Crosby

  1. katebortell

    March 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

    This is beautiful!!!!!!! Ive never heard it before. Just lovely.
    Katie ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


    • Levi Thetford

      March 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Katie. It is beautiful. I have been trying to just post a great poem on Saturdays for a change. Thanks for viewing!!!


      • katebortell

        March 15, 2014 at 11:39 am

        Great idea. You should go with that!!


        • Levi Thetford

          March 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

          I think I will. Thanks for the encouragement!


          • katebortell

            March 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm



  2. Stephen Nielsen

    March 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for this. I was just thinking this morning how to keep my mind fixed on Him–to keep my soul in peace. as it says in Is. 26:3: “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee.” We do long for that homeland.


    • Levi Thetford

      March 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Indeed we do look forward to that day! Thanks for the good word. I appreciate it.


  3. Faith Love n Desire

    March 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    It’s so wonderful! Awesome! Thanks for sharing this! God bless!


  4. Petra

    March 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Ah, the last stanza….. To think that one day I shall meet Fanny Crosby – to have all eternity long to meet other saints that have helped pave the way for us.



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