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.

Chorus:
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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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

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Melodies of Salvation #221

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