Christian, are you growing weary

Representative Text

1. Christian, are you growing weary?
We are all going home by and by;
Does the way seem dark and dreary?
We are all going home by and by.

Chorus:
Going home by and by,
We are all going home by and by,
Going home by and by,
We are all going home by and by.

2. Do the woes of life oppress thee?
We are all going home by and by;
And its trials sore distress thee?
We are all going home by and by. [Chorus]

3. Journey on a little longer,
We are all going home by and by;
With a faith a little stronger,
We are all going home by and by. [Chorus]

4. See! the light is growing clearer!
We are all going home by and by;
And the heav'nly port is nearer;
We are all going home by and by. [Chorus]

5. Soon we'll rest with Christ forever;
We are all going home by and by;
In a land where sin comes never;
We are all going home by and by. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #109

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christian, are you growing weary
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Going home by and by

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