Oh, how we long to be in heaven one day, living a new life in our eternal home!

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 660:
I’m But a Stranger Here

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. I’m but a stranger here, 
Heav’n is my home; 
Earth is a desert drear, 
Heav’n is my home. 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Round me on every hand; 
Heav’n is my fatherland, 
Heav’n is my home. 

2. What though the tempest rage, 
Heav’n is my home; 
Short is my pilgrimage, 
Heav’n is my home; 
And time’s wild wintry blast 
Soon shall be overpast; 
I shall reach home at last, 
Heav’n is my home. 

3. There at my Savior’s side 
Heav’n is my home; 
I shall be glorified, 
Heav’n is my home; 
There are the good and blest, 
Those I love most and best; 
And there I, too, shall rest, 
Heav’n is my home. 

4. Therefore I murmur not, 
Heav’n is my home; 
Whate’er my earthly lot, 
Heav’n is my home; 
And I shall surely stand 
There at my Lord’s right hand. 
Heav’n is my fatherland, 
Heav’n is my home. 


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