Nearing the Port

I am nearing the port, I will soon be at home

Author: William Thomas Dale
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 "I am nearing the port," I will soon be at home,
And the voyage of life will be o'er;
And beneath the high arches of heaven's bright dome
I shall dwell with my friends gone before

I am nearing, yes, nearing,
I am nearing, yes, nearing the port;
Nearing, Nearing,
I am nearing, yes, nearing the port.

2 "I am nearing the port," I will soon be at rest,
I will anchor in peace on the strand,
I will stand on that shore 'mid the throng of the blest,
I will dwell in that beautiful land [Refrain]

3 "I am nearing the port," for the land is in sight,
And the mountains in grandeur are seen;
And the landscape of Eden I hail with delight,
And the plains that are covered with green. [Refrain]

4 "I am nearing the port," see, the blessed have come,
And are gath'ring along on the shore;
Now they watch to receive me and welcome me home,
Where we'll part never, no, nevermore. [Refrain]

5 "I am anchored in port," I have reached the bright strand,
And the voyage of life is now past;
With my Saviour I'll dwell in that beautiful land,
And with rapture I'll shout, "Home at last!" [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #961

Author: William Thomas Dale

The Rev. William Thomas Dale, D.D., died September 21 at his home in Nashville, Tenn., being nearly 80 years old at the time of his death. He was born, Feb. 20, 1845, near Elk River, Alabama, eight miles west of Fayetteville, Tenn., and was dedicated to God in infancy in the holy ordinance of baptism. Dr. Dale was a great and good man. The foundation of his greatness was laid in his childhood, back in his father's home, around the family altar. He often said. "I owe much to the influence of early religious training in my father's home. My father held family prayers morning and night." He learned that old, familiar prayer of childhood around his mother's knee: "Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am nearing the port, I will soon be at home
Title: Nearing the Port
Author: William Thomas Dale
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am nearing, yes, nearing



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