I am on the King's highway

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1 I am on the King’s highway going to the Land of Day,
For my home is in the kingdom of glory;
Christ the Lord Himself has told in His precious word of old
That my home is in the kingdom of glory.

Refrain:
Some sweet day I’ll reach that shore,
There to dwell forevermore;
Until then I’ll keep on telling the story.
With the children of the King
I shall join His praise to sing,
In my home in that bright kingdom of glory.

2 Here I cannot, would not stay ‘mid these cares and griefs alway,
For my home is in the kingdom of glory;
And by faith I’m pressing on to that land of light and song,
For my home is in the kingdom of glory. [Refrain]

3 Oh, it gives me joy to know, in my trials here below,
That my home is in the kingdom of glory;
And I love to sing and tell this sweet truth I know so sell,
That my home is in the kingdom of glory. [Refrain]

4 Pain and death I shall not know in that country where I go,
For my home is in the kingdom of glory;
There from sin I shall be free, and with Jesus ever be,
For my home is in the kingdom of glory. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #100

Author: R. H. McDaniel

Rufus H. McDaniel was ordained in the Christian church in 1873. He found much joy in church music. He began writing hymns in the 1880's. He wrote, "I feel in my soul that God has something for me to do in brightening the experience of struggling souls. My chief desire is to be a blessing, if possible, to my fellow-men through these hymns and thereby glorify God in the name of his dear son 'whose I am and whom I serve.'" Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I am on the King's highway
Author: R. H. McDaniel
Refrain First Line: Some sweet day I'll reach that shore

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #100

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