Homeward bound

I sit and think, when the evening shade is deep

Tune: [I sit and think when the evening shade]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I sit and think when the evening shade
Is deep o’er forest, hill and glade,
Of that beautiful land by the gates of light,
Our Father’s house, where there is no night;
And my glad heart thrills to the joyous sound,
To the land of rest—we are homeward bound.

We are homeward bound!
We are homeward bound!
To the land of rest—
We are homeward bound!
The pearly gates are opening wide;
We are homeward bound on the ebbing tide!
We are homeward bound!
We are homeward bound.

2 I think each night when the day is o’er,
I am nearer home than the day before;
And softly I say in my evening prayer,
I am near the land where the ransomed are,
And upon my heart comes a holy spell;
We are homeward bound, where the dear ones dwell. [Refrain]

3 We haste away from the lovely earth,
With its holy friendships of priceless worth;
From its joy and its sorrow, its hope and fear,
Its beaming smile, or its gath’ring tear,
For the pearly gates now are opening wide—
We are homeward bound, on the ebbing tide. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #44

Text Information

First Line: I sit and think, when the evening shade is deep
Title: Homeward bound
Refrain First Line: We are homeward bound
Copyright: Public Domain



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