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Coming Home

At the blessed invitation of the glorious Son of God

Author: Katharyn Bacon (1914)
Tune: [At the blessed invitation of the glorious Son of God]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At the bless­èd in­vi­ta­tion
Of the glo­ri­ous Son of God,
Souls are break­ing now the bonds that have en­slaved;
And from paths of sin and dark­ness
That their feet so long have trod,
They are com­ing home re­pent­ant to be saved.

Coming home to be for­giv­en,
Taking Je­sus at His word;
Coming to be heirs of Hea­ven,
Fully trust­ing in their Lord.

2 Freely all their sins con­fess­ing,
Casting on Him ev­ery care,
Trusting on­ly in His grace to find sweet rest;
Just His love and mer­cy plead­ing
As they kneel in ear­nest pray­er,
They are com­ing home, be­liev­ing to be blest. [Refrain]

3 Waiting not to cleanse their spi­rits,
Knowing Christ alone can free,
Weary of the sin­ner’s end­less toil and strife;
Making now com­plete sur­ren­der,
Christ’s for ev­er­more to be,
They are com­ing home to find eter­nal life. [Refrain]

4 O the won­der­ful re­joic­ing
Round the throne of God on high,
When a con­trite soul will cease in sin to roam!
And with glad ex­ult­ant an­thems
Now they Je­sus glo­ri­fy,
Singing, "Praise the Lord, the lost are com­ing home!" [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #16225

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At the blessed invitation of the glorious Son of God
Title: Coming Home
Author: Katharyn Bacon (1914)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Coming home, to be forgiven
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #16225
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #16225

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