Coming Home

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1 I am coming home, dear Saviour,
Long I've wand'red far from Thee;
Now I long for peace and pardon,
Grant me Thy forgiveness free.

I am coming home, dear Saviour,
Take my soul, all sin defiled;
Cleanse its stains in Calv'ry's fountain,
O receive Thy erring child.

2 Long I've been in darkness straying,
Now, O Lord, I turn to Thee;
I am weary of my wand'ring,
Hast Thou welcome still for me? [Chorus]

3 Let Thy loving smile, O Saviour,
Shine across the night of sin;
And its holy rays shall guide me,
Gates of righteousness within. [Chorus]

4 I am coming home, my Saviour,
Wilt Thou take my hand in Thine;
Lead me forth from out the darkness,
By Thy tender love divine? [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #168

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am coming home, dear Savior
Title: Coming Home
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am coming home, dear Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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Corn In Egypt #161

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Fairer than Day (Enlarged Edition) #166

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Heaven's Echo #112

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Light in the Valley #168

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