Nursery Rhymes

Home at Last

Home at Last Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "Hark the song of holy rapture, Hear it break from yonder strand" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Home at Last" hymn were written by its American author Fanny Crosby. The author of the hymn, Fanny Crosby, was born on March 24, 1820 and died on February 12, 1915. The haunting music that accompanies the "Home at Last" song of praise was composed by William James Kirkpatrick The composer of the music to the "Home at Last" hymn, William James Kirkpatrick, was born on February 27, 1838 and died on September 20, 1921. We have placed "Home at Last" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Home at Last Hymn
Title: Home at Last *** Name of Composer: William James Kirkpatrick *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Fanny Crosby *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "Home at Last" lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915), was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.

Home at Last Lyrics

Hark the song of holy rapture,
Hear it break from yonder strand
Where our friends for us are waiting,
In the golden summer land;
They have reached the port of glory,
O'er the Jordan they have passed,
And with millions they are shouting,
Home at last, home at last:
And with millions they are shouting,
Home at last, home at last;

O, the long and sweet reunion,
Where the bells of time shall cease;
O, the greeting, endless greeting,
On the vernal heights of peace;
Where the hoping and desponding
Of the weary heart are past,
And we enter life eternal,
Home at last, home at last:
And we enter life eternal,
Home at last, home at last.

Look beyond, the skies are clearing;
See, the mist dissolves away;
Soon our eyes will catch the dawning
Of a bright, celestial day;
Soon the shadows will be lifted
That around us now are cast,
And rejoicing we shall gather
Home at last, home at last:
And rejoicing we shall gather
Home at last, home at last.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Home at Last", William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838-September 20, 1921), was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a musician including the violin and cello and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Home at Last
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820 to February 12, 1915)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 to September 20, 1921)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Hark the song of holy rapture, Hear it break from yonder strand"
First Publication Date: 1882

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