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From my Father's home I wandered

From my Father's home I wandered

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [From my Father's home I wandered]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. From my Father’s home I wandered,
For my feet were prone to stray,
But my Savior sought and found me,
And I’m homeward bound today.

Homeward bound,
I’m homeward bound today;
I’m homeward bound,
Praising Jesus all the way.

2. I was lost in sin’s dark valley,
Following the downward way,
But my Savior saw my danger,
And I’m homeward bound today. [Refrain]

3. I was sin-stained, I was weeping,
But my stains are washed away;
And, rejoicing in my Savior,
I am homeward bound today. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2536

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: From my Father's home I wandered
Author: James Rowe
Source: Joyful Praise, by Charles H. Gabriel (Cincinnati, Ohio: Jennings & Graham, 1902), number 1
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Homeward bound
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #2536
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The Cyber Hymnal #2536

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