I am going home in the good old way

I am going home in the good old way

Author: John Henry Sammis
Tune: [I am going home in the good old way]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I am going home in the good old way,
Where the rainbow gleams in the fountain’s spray;
And the harpers stand by the glassy sea,
With their golden harps and their songs of glee.

Refrain:
I’m going home in the good old way,
I’m going home in the good old way;
Oh, Homeland bright and fair,
My Homeland free from care,
I am going home in the good old way.

2 I am going home in the good old way,
I have served the world with its worthless pay;
For its hopes are vain and its gains are loss,
And I glory now in the blood-stained cross. [Refrain]

3 I am going home in the good old way,
By the Word of grace that abides for aye;
Tho’ I walk by faith, I am filled with light,
And my heart is free, and my garments white. [Refrain]

4 I am going home in the good old way,
To a crown of life, and a bright array;
To my Father’s house where the loved ones throng,
With their waving palms and a glad new song. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #221

Author: John Henry Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. 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 >

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Author: John Henry Sammis

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