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Thread #27901   Message #3906267
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Feb-18 - 01:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: This World Is Not My Home
Subject: ADD Version: This World Is Not My Home
I'd agree with Joe that this appears to be an older and completely different hymn. But for completeness, here it is:

THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME

REFRAIN
This world is not my home.
This world is not my home.
This world's a howling wilderness.
This world is not my home.

Did Christ o'er sinners weep?
And shall our cheeks be dry?
Let floods of penitential grief
Burst forth from every eye.

The Son of God in tears
The wondering angels see.
Be thou astonished, O my soul,
He shed those drops for thee.


Source: Old Plantation Hymns - Google Books (click) (by William E. Barton, 1899, page 9)

Traditional Ballad Index entry:

This World Is Not My Home (II)

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "This world is not my home"(2x) This world's a howling wilderness, This world is not my home" Verses: Since Christ wept for sinners, astonishing even the angels. "Let floods of penitential grief Burst forth from every eye"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Barton, p. 9, "This World Is Not My Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: Bart009

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