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Gathering Home 33

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Thomas Jefferson Allen, 1902
Alto: Maud Lee Allen, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707 (1st Stanza); Gurdon Robins, 1843 (2nd Stanza)
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
There is a land of pure delight,
Where we shall be gathered home;
Infinite day excludes the night,
Where we shall be gathered home.

(Chorus)


There is a Land of pure Delight,, Stanza 1 (Lines 1 & 3)
Chorus
Where we shall be gathered home,
To meet with the Savior there,
And all the sainted, blood-washed throng,
Where we shall be gathered home.


2
Its skies are not like earthly skies,
Where we shall be gathered home;
It hath no need of sun to rise,
Where we shall be gathered home.

(Chorus)


There is a land mine eye hath seen,, Stanza 3 (Lines 1 & 3)