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Posted:  26 Mar 2006 20:14
My brother and I play gospel bluegrass and this morning I woke up with this tune in my head but can't find the lyrics!  I would much appreciate any help. Thanks
Posted:  26 Mar 2006 20:17
I think part of the song says "and I can't feel at home in this world anymore" or something like that.
Posted:  26 Mar 2006 23:42
Here you go!  The copy I have does not list an author or composer, but just says "Traditional".

This World Is Not My Home

1. This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing thru,
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue;
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Chorus:
O Lord, you know I have no friend like You,
If heaven's not my home, then, Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

2. They're all expecting me, and that's one thing I know,
My Savior pardoned me and now I onward go;
I know He'll take me thru tho I am weak and poor,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

3. Just up in gloryland we'll live eternally,
The saints on ev'ry hand are shouting victory;
Their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven's shore,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
Posted:  28 Jan 2012 20:31
Here's another way, I believe is also traditional.

"I Can't Feel at Home in this World"


This world is not my home, I'm only passing by,

My treasures and my hope are all up in the sky,

My friends and loved ones wait, who trod this way before

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.


Chorus ----     O Lord you know I have no friend like you,

                     If heav'n were not my home, dear Lord what would I do,

                     The angels beckon me from heaven's open door

                      And I can't feel at home in this world anymore


In that eternal land there is no dying there,

The saints their victory shout, and Jesus' name declare,

The Savior I will praise, who all my sorrows bore,

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.


My Lord's expecting me, and this I surely know,

I fixed it up with God, so many years ago,

I know He'll take me through, I'm trav-ling to that shore

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore


I won't have long to stay, my work is nearly done,

I'm happy now to say, my race is almost run,

So long my eyes are set on heav-en's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
Posted:  29 Jan 2012 00:17
Here is one it's listed by the Carter family



I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore lyrics

This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing through
My treasures and my hopes are all beyond the blue;
Where many Christian children have gone on before,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Chorus:
Oh Lord, You know I have no friend but you
If Heaven's not my home, Oh Lord what would I do?
Angels have taken me to Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
Over in glory land there is no dying there
The saints are shouting Vict'ry and singing everywhere.
I hear the voice of Nell that I have heard before
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.



Also this version with chords as played by Jim Reeves

This World is Not My Home
recorded by Jim Reeves
written by Mary Reeves and Albert E. Brumley

C                             F              C
This world is not my home I'm just a passing through
                         D7                   G7
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
    C                F                  C
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door
                                 G7       C
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

                   F                   C
Oh Lord you know I have no friend like you
                             D7               G7
If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do
    C                     F             C
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door
                                 G7       C
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

                            F             C
I have a loving mother just over in Glory land
                           D7                G7
And I don't expect to stop until I shake her hand
      C                     F             C
She's waiting now for me in heaven's open door
                                 G7       C
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

                        F          C
Just over in Glory land we'll live eternally
                         D7           G7
The saints on every hand are shouting victory
      C                        F                        C
Their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven's shore
                                 G7       C
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ndMZqT6i4I
Posted:  29 Jan 2012 00:31
This song was first copyrighted by Albert E Brumley in 1936. Then in 1946 he recopyrighted it renewing some of the words.
It was also copyrighted in 1946 by J. R. Baxter Jr.
There have been 10 other copyrighters of songs with this same title from 1983 till 2009 and the one in 1983 was done by Tanya Goodman and Michael Sykes.
I pray that this information will be of help to someone and God bless!

Here is the lyrics with the renewed verses done by Brumley:

This World Is Not My Home

Verse: 1
This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through,
my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue,
the angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world any more.

Chorus:
Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like you,
if heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do,
the angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world any more.

Verse: 2
They’re all expecting me and that’s one thing I know,
I fixed it up with Jesus forty years ago,
I know he’ll take me through tho I’m weak and poor,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Verse: 3
I have a loving mother over in Glory land,
I don’t expect to stop until I shake her hand,
she waiting now for me in heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Verse: 4
Just over in glory land we’ll live eternally,
the saints on every hand are shouting victory,
their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven’s shore,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Renewed Verses:

Verse: 2
They’re all expecting me and that’s one thing I know,
my savior pardoned me and now I onward go,
I know he’ll take me through tho I’m weak and poor,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Verse: 3
I have a loving mother up in Glory land,
I don’t expect to stop until I shake her hand,
she waiting now for me in heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Verse: 4
Just up in glory land we’ll live eternally,
the saints on every hand are shouting victory,
their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven’s shore,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

And this is the lyrics by Baxter:

This World Is Not My Home

Verse: 1
This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through,
my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue,
the angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world any more.

Chorus:
Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like you,
if heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do,
the angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world any more.

Verse: 2
My Savior pardoned me from guilt and shame I know,
I’ll trust his saving grace while traveling here below,
I know he’ll welcome me at heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in the world any more.

Verse: 3
I have a precious mother up in Glory land,
I don’t expect to stop until I clasp her hand,
for me she waiting now at heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Verse: 4
The Saints in glory land are shouting victory,
I want to join their band and live eternally,
I hear the sweetest praise from heaven’s open door,
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.
Posted:  03 Aug 2013 03:37
Very helpful, thank you!
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