~* Longing for Home *~
Author Unknown

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:2 & 3


The phrase "Heaven's getting sweeter all the time" is not just for the old but for the young as well. While we don't want to be so busy dwelling on Heaven that we lose our effectiveness as soul-winning Christians, it is important to know what we are looking forward to! Seek out verses on Heaven, yes; but it is also important that we know the Lord Jesus Christ in such a way that it is His "dear face that we long most to see"!

I first heard this song while working at THE WILDS Christian Camp and Conference Center in the late 80s, where a quartet from Tennessee Temple University sang it in one of the evening services. I changed the wording a little, but the heart of the song is still there as written. May this hymn not only help you focus on your longing for Home, but on wanting to bring others along with you to this wonderful place!


Heaven's a place where I long to be
To dwell with the ransomed eternally;
And, Lord, I have loved ones who have gone on before,
And they're waiting to see me when I enter Heaven's door!

Home, Lord, I'm longing for Home!
Home where from You I'll never, never roam!
Home, Lord, I'm longing for Home!
Heaven's my Home, and I'm longing for Home!

Someday I'll see the crown that I'll wear,
And the beautiful mansions that wait for me up there!
Streets of gold, gates of pearl that You've prepared for me;
But, Lord, it's Your dear face that I long most to see!

Home, Lord, I'm longing for Home!
Home where from You I'll never, never roam!
Home, Lord, I'm longing for Home!
Heaven's my Home, and I'm longing for Home!
Home, Lord, I'm longing for Home!
Heaven's my Home, and I'm longing for Home!



*For Today*: Psalm 16:11; Isaiah 35:10; I Corinthians 15:54-57; I Thessalonians 4:17 & 18

When our goal is to prepare for our heavenly Home, we have much to live for! Share with a friend today what your are looking forward to about Heaven, then talk and pray about how to bring others with you.

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