Tell him you are coming home

If you are sad and weary and burdened down with care

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [If you are sad and weary and burdened down with care]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you are sad and weary and burdened down with care,
And feel that you have wandered from the right;
Tho’ all your life seems dreary,
Your load seems hard to bear,
Just tell Him you are coming home tonight.

Refrain:
Just tell Him you are coming home tonight,
Just tell Him you are coming home tonight;
If, weary and distressed,
You long for peace and rest,
Just tell Him you are coming home tonight.

2 The Savior loves you dearly, and longs your soul to win,
His precious love would make your burden light;
Heed now His tender pleading,
And turn away from sin,
Just tell Him you are coming home tonight. [Refrain]

3 He offers you forgiveness, and peace, and joy, and rest,
He wants to make your pathway fair and bright;
His loving arms are open
To fold you to His breast,
Oh, tell Him you are coming home tonight. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11746

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: If you are sad and weary and burdened down with care
Title: Tell him you are coming home
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Just tell him you are coming home tonight

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The Cyber Hymnal #11746
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The Cyber Hymnal #11746

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