A Song of Heaven and Homeland

Words by Eben Rexford Music by Ira D. Sankey

"Sometimes I hear strange music,
Like none e'er heard before.

In the year 1901 Mr. Eben Rexford, editor of The Ladies' Home Journal landscape and gardening department, wrote me, asking a donation of fifty copies of Gospel Hymns for a poor church, saying he would give me twenty new hymns in exchange. I sent the books and received the hymns, among which I found A Song of Heaven and Homeland, which I soon set to music, and which I consider one of my best compositions. It was first published in The Ladies' Home Journal.