I am on my journey home

I am on my journey home

Author: William Thomas Dale
Tune: [I am on my journey home]
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I am on my journey home,
Where my Savior beckons, Come,
And the saints no more shall roam,
Meet me there;
Where the many mansions are,
And no sickness enters there,
Where the skies are always fair,
Meet me there.

Meet me there, meet me there,
Over in the land of promise,
Meet me there;
On the bright and sunny shore,
With our loved ones gone before,
And with those now crossing o’er,
Meet me there.

2 In that land beyond the sky,
There will be no pain or sigh,
Tears shall never dim the eye,
Meet me there;
Oh, the joy of meeting there,
Where no heart is bowed with care,
And each mind is freed from fear,
Meet me there. [Refrain]

3 Soon our trials will be o’er,
And we’ll stand on Canaan’s shore,
Safe with those who’ve gone before;
Meet me there;
There the saints shall never part,
Sorrow ne’er shall rend the heart;
Will you now to glory start?
Meet me there. [Refrain]

4 What a meeting there will be,
When our Savior’s face we’ll see,
And with loved ones ever be;
Meet me there.
To that land let’s travel on,
Till we stand before the throne,
And receive a shining crown;
Meet me there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10489

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I am on my journey home
Author: William Thomas Dale
Refrain First Line: Meet me there



The Cyber Hymnal #10489
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The Cyber Hymnal #10489

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