Nearing the Port

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

Author: William Thomas Dale
Tune: NEARING THE PORT
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Refrain:
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

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Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

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Children's Hosannas #d32

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #162

Harvest Bells #d23

Harvest Bells No.2 #d28

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d24

Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d52

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d111

Songs of Beulah Land, a Revival and Church Songbook #d33

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Songs of Glory-Land #56

Spirit and Life #d60

Supplement to the Harp of Glory, Containing ... Songs for Gospel Singers #d12

Text

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #961

The Signal Triumph #d35

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