Homeward Bound

In this world I am a stranger

Author: J. M. Orrock
Tune: [In this world I am a stranger]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In this world I am a stranger,
Heaven is my fatherland,
Tho’ on ev’ry side is danger,
Yet with confidence I stand;
For I know that He who bought me
With His own most precious blood,
Will not rest till He has brought me
Safe beyond death’s chilling flood.

Even now my heart is yonder,
While my feet are on the way;
Praise the Lord! I’m growing stronger
In His service day by day.

2 Oh, for grace to do, and suffer
All my heav’nly Father’s will,
And to know no other pleasure
Than His purpose to fulfill;
Then, when resurrection glory
Drives away the mists of time,
I shall gladly tell the story
Of His grace in strains sublime. [Chorus]

3 When among the ransomed standing
On the heights of paradise,
Where, ‘mid scenes of bliss enchanting,
Doubts and fears no more shall rise;
All our trials, all our sorrows,
Now so great, shall disappear,
As the sunrise of the morrow
Makes the darkened heavens clear. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation #221

Author: J. M. Orrock

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Text Information

First Line: In this world I am a stranger
Title: Homeward Bound
Author: J. M. Orrock
Refrain First Line: Even now my heart is yonder
Copyright: Public Domain



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Melodies of Salvation #221

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