When We Get Home

When we get home to that beautiful land

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [When we get home to that beautiful land]
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When we get home to that beautiful land,
With its beautiful city of gold;
When we have passed o’er the river of death,
And are safe in the heavenly fold;
Wearisome toil, tribulation and care,
That burden our spirits today,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass—
Shall pass, unreturning, away.

When we get home, how sweet ’twill be!
When we get home, how sweet ’twill be!

2 When we get home from our wanderings here
To that clime where they wander no more;
When, with the loved that have passed into rest,
We shall stand with our harps on the shore;
Sorrow and strife, and our proneness to err,
The pain and the sickness we bear,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass,
And ne’er shall they trouble us there. [Refrain]

3 When we get home, and it will not be long,
Till we finish our journey below;
When we shall lose every cumbering weight,
And the sins that doth hinder us so;
Tears that we shed in our sorrowful hours,
The fears and the doubts that molest,
Like as a dream or a shadow shall pass,
And reach not the home of the blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10657

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we get home to that beautiful land
Title: When We Get Home
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When we get home how sweet 'twill be
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10657
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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Band Music #123

Complete Christian Hymnal #d262

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Good News #18

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d393

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Lasting Hymns No. 2 #88

Love and Praise #d162

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Loving Voices #144

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New Life #85

Our Favorite Hymnal #d365

Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d241

Popular Hymns, revised #208

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Prayer and Praise #196

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d252

The Canadian Hymnal #245

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The Canadian Hymnal #245

The Canadian Hymnal #245


The Cyber Hymnal #10657

The Dominion Hymnal #211

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The Shining River #56

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d150

Work and Worship #d150

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