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I am on my way to Zion

I am on my way to Zion

Author: D. E. Goodhart
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am on my way to Zion,
To the city of my God;
I am treading the same pathway
That before the saints have trod;
Tho’ the road is rough and thorny,
And temptations often come,
Yet I know that every evening,
I am one day nearer home.

Nearer home, nearer home,
I am one day nearer home;
Yes, I know, at every evening,
I am one day nearer home.

2 When I pass the gloomy valley,
Jesus will be there to guide;
He will lead me thro’ the darkness;
He’ll be ever at my side;
He’ll be with me at the river,
When I cross its darkest foam,
And in sweetest accents whisper,
"Cheer up, soul, you’re nearer home." [Refrain]

3 When I reach that land immortal,
When I join that holy throng,
With the saints and holy angels,
We will sing our glad new song;
We will sing the praise of Jesus
’Neath the spires of Heav’n’s high dome.
There, with anthems loudly ringing,
Praise Him in our heav’nly home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10490

Author: D. E. Goodhart

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

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First Line: I am on my way to Zion
Author: D. E. Goodhart



The Cyber Hymnal #10490
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The Cyber Hymnal #10490

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