I'm going home to Jesus, I'm near

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1 I’m going home to Jesus, I’m near the river’s side;
A little while to tarry and then I’ll cross the tide
To dwell with Him forever where all the saved abide,
All praise to my Redeemer, I’m going home.

Refrain:
I’m going home, I’m going home,
To wear a robe in glory, I’m going home,
I’m going home, I’m going home,
All praise to my Redeemer, I’m going home.

2 I’m going home to Jesus, the precious Son of God,
Who, for a world’s transgressions alone the winepress trod,
Who, on the cross of anguish so freely spilled His blood,
All praise to my Redeemer, I’m going home. [Refrain]

3 I’m going home to Jesus, of all my joys the Spring,
With joyful hallelujahs the courts of bliss shall ring,
When in His wondrous beauty I see my Lord and King.
All praise to my Redeemer, I’m going home. [Refrain]

4 I’m going home to Jesus with burdens all laid down,
And in that home of beauty, that land of high renown,
The mighty King of Glory His ransomed child shall crown,
All praise to my Redeemer, I’m going home. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #130

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm going home to Jesus, I'm near
Author: Harriet E. Jones

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #130

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The Old Story in Song #130

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