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On the Homeward Way

I am on the heavenly highway, With the Savior as my guide

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [I am on the heavenly highway] (McKee)
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am on the heav’nly highway,
With the Savior as my guide;
O, ‘tis sweet to feel His presence,
For He’s walking by my side.

On the homeward way with the King,
On the homeward way;
How my heart with joy is singing
On the homeward way.

2 When He speaks temptations leave me,
At His word my sorrows cease;
From the woes of life that grieve me
Jesus gives me sweet release. [Refrain]

3 Hour by hour I know Him near me,
And His praise I gladly sing;
Heav’nly grace and mercy cheer me
On the highway of my King. [Refrain]

4 There is blessing for the journey,
There is grace for ev’ry day;
Turning from all sin and folly
Seek the blessed homeward way! [Refrain]

Source: Standard Songs of Evangelism #53

Author: William M. Runyan

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am on the heavenly highway, With the Savior as my guide
Title: On the Homeward Way
Author: William M. Runyan
Refrain First Line: On the homeward way with the King
Publication Date: 1925
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
Page Scan

Favorite Hymns #78

Foursquare Hymnal of Standard Songs of Evangelism #d58

Foursquare Hymnal of Standard Songs of Evangelism #53

Gospel Melodies #d66

Revival Praises #d34

Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d54

Standard Songs of Evangelism #d38

Standard Songs of Evangelism #d36

TextAudioPage Scan

Standard Songs of Evangelism #53

The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d58

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