I'm going home, the tidings come

I'm going home, the tidings come

Author: George E. Lee
Tune: GOING HOME (Lee)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I'm going home; the tidings come,
And sweetly fall upon my ear;
A little longer here I'll roam,
And then my Saviour will appear.

Chorus:
Hail! happy day, hail! holy rest,
Hail! angels, saints, and Saviour too;
I'm going home, ye sighs and tears,
I bid you now a long adieu.

2 I'm going home; this wilderness
Growing brighter when my mind recalls
The glorious mansions ready made,
Within fair Zion's jasper walls. [Chorus]

3 I'm going home, and cold, pale death
Has lot its terrors, since I know
My long-lost friends shall meet me there,
Where life's fair tree shall ever grow. [Chorus]

4 I'm going home, I'm going home,
My heart leaps high while thus I sing;
O happy day! it soon will come,
And I shall see our glorious King. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1359

Author: George E. Lee

Lee, George E. (? July, 1846--January 11, 1875, Biddeford, Maine). Advent Christian. His frequent contributions to the Adventist papers were well received. He was a piano tuner, and his legacy of Adventist hymns is rich. Took his own life. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm going home, the tidings come
Author: George E. Lee
Refrain First Line: Hail, happy day, hail, holy rest
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d522

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d376

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1359

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