We're going home to glory (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-28)  CPDL #69829:       
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-06-28).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 3 pages, 238 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The traditional melody known as Auld lang syne has been appropriated for other texts than the original taken down by Robert Burns. This is an example of a hymn setting, the origin of which is a mystery but introduced to the contributor by an old Irish presbyterian.

General Information

Title: We're going home to glory
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Anonymous   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) with refrain
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: T
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1793
Description:  The Lyrics were cobbled together by the Irishman Ernie Heron from memory and filled out by Stuart Moffatt where memory failed. If you are aware of a better source of the lyrics, please do provide an alternative text.

For other versions of the tune and the Robert Burns text see Auld lang syne

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Ref: We're going home to glory soon
And there we'll see the Lamb
And in that land of paradise
We'll serve the great I AM

He's seated in the glory there
He is enthroned the king
Surrounded by his glorious ones
Whom he redeemed from sin.

The Lamb is seated on the throne
Who once was on the cross
He came to gather all his own
And did not count it loss.

Cheerfully he despised the shame
Of carrying all our sin
Endured the cross and all its pain
So that we may enter in.

So to the Lamb we bring our praise
And make our offering
A living sacrifice is all
That he will let us bring.

For he has made the final one
No other shall be made
His blood was shed and justice fed
Atonement he has made.

Now he shall come again one day
In the clouds of glory bright
And the wicked shall be led away
But his people to the light.

Ref: We're going home to glory soon
And there we'll see the Lamb
And in that land of paradise
We'll serve the great I AM.