[Just over the ocean is our home on high]

[Just over the ocean is our home on high]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Just over the ocean is our home on high]
Composer: John R. Sweney
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 34556 53212 31351
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12635
Text: We Are Almost Home
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #3687
Text: Just over the mountains
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #321


Small Church Music #3687


The Cyber Hymnal #12635

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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