I'll Sail Away Home

I'll soon be leaving for a country that is brighter far than this

Author: John M. Henson
Tune: [I'll soon be leaving for a country that is brighter far than this]
Published in 2 hymnals

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'll soon be leaving for a country that is brighter far than this
Title: I'll Sail Away Home
Author: John M. Henson
Refrain First Line: I'll sail away home with my Lord

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Beautiful Melodies #48

Wings of Song #64

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