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I'm Nearing Home

I'm nearing home, life's wintry blast

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [I'm nearing home! Life's wintry blast]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m nearing home! Life’s wintry blast
Will soon be o’er, its gloom be past;
O, I shall gain the port at last:—
I’m nearing, nearing home!

Nearing home!
Nearing home!
O, I shall gain the port at last:—
I’m nearing, nearing my home!

2 Tho’ rocks and quick-sands intervene,
And raging billows roll between,
My Pilot’s skill will bring me in:—
I’m nearing, nearing home!

Nearing home!
Nearing home!
My Pilot’s skill will bring me in:—
I’m nearing, nearing my home!

3 These heavy gales do me no harm;
Terrific storms do not alarm;
My spirit rests in sweetest calm:—
I’m nearing, nearing home!

Nearing home!
Nearing home!
My spirit rests in sweetest calm:—
I’m nearing, nearing my home!

4 O home, sweet home! I’ll soon be there
The bliss of the redeemed to share;
Only a few more storms to bear:—
I’m nearing, nearing home!

Nearing home!
Nearing home!
Only a few more storms to bear:—
I’m nearing, nearing my home!


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #44

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm nearing home, life's wintry blast
Title: I'm Nearing Home
Author: Mary D. James

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Garlands of Praise #8

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Gospel Praise Book. #44

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Gospel Praise Book #44

The Gem of Gems #d71

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The Gospel of Joy #106

The Pean #d42

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