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It's only going home

I have heard of a river that's deep and wide

Author: J. Lincoln Hall
Tune: [I have heard of a river that's deep and wide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have heard of a river that’s deep and wide,
I must cross at the end of the day;
Since the Lord made His dwelling within my heart
That fear has been taken away.

For it’s only going home,
Yes, it’s only going home;
By grace I am saved from the fear of death,
For it’s only going home.

2 I have heard of a “reaper” so grim and gray,
At whose touch shall my spirit be free;
But I know when he enters he shall appear
An angel of light to me. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ my years may be many, yet life is short,
Tho’ three score years and ten pass away,
I have heard that the angel of death will come
And carry my soul away. [Refrain]

4 I have nothing to fear when my day is done,
And the shades of the night on me creep,
For my Lord will be near me His grace to give,
My soul He shall safely keep. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #132

Author: J. Lincoln Hall

Used pseudonyms Maurice A. Clifton and Arthur Wilton.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard of a river that's deep and wide
Title: It's only going home
Author: J. Lincoln Hall
Refrain First Line: For it's only going home
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d78

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New Songs of Pentecost #69

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #75

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The King of Glory #132

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