I have heard the call of Jesus and am on my journey home

I have heard the call of Jesus and am on my journey home

Author: John M. Henson
Tune: [I have heard the call of Jesus and am on my journey home]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have heard the call of Jesus and am on my journey home,
I have left the haunts of sorrow and despair;
I am walking with the righteous and I care no more to roam,
I am seeking now the country bright and fair.

Refrain:
When my name is called in glory I’ll be there,
For the Lord has heard and answered ev’ry pray’r,
And with Him I’ve made it right,
Justified within His sight,
When my name is called in glory I’ll be there.

2 Earthly charms no longer tempt me, for in Him I stand complete,
And I’m trying to lead others to His side;
All my heavy trials daily He is helping me to meet,
Oh, he is the soul’s true helper, friend and guide. [Refrain]

3 Leaving earthly cares behind me I am sure to reach the goal,
And from my Redeemer I will never stray;
I am on the way to Beulah, that sweet homeland of the soul,
Where the trials of this life have passed away. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #66

Author: John M. Henson

John Melvin Henson, 1887-1972 Born: August 23, 1887 in Cur­ryille, Georg­ia. Died: Ap­ril 22, 1972, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia. John Melvin Henson, who was born on Aug. 23, 1887, at Curryville, GA, and began teaching in singing schools in 1909. With Homer F. Morris, he founded the Morris-Henson Company. During his lifetime, he produced over 200 gospel songs, including "Anywhere Is Home," perhaps his best known, along with "I’ll Live In Glory," and "Happy Am I," that have appeared in some of our books. "Watching You" was copyrighted in 1915. The copyright was later owned by R. E. Winsett and eventually became the property of Ellis J. Crum. Henson died in 1972. --hymnstudiesblog.wordpress.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard the call of Jesus and am on my journey home
Author: John M. Henson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When my name is called in glory

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Billows of Love #d24

Carols of Glory #d60

Celestial Songs for all Purposes #d48

Christian Joy #d32

Church Hymnal #168

Echoes of Calvary #d30

Forward in Faith #d33

From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d69

Songs of the Redeemed #d29

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Soul Inspiring Songs #66

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