1 I’ve heard of a land of joy and peace and wonderful light,
A beautiful place of mansions fair and skies ever bright,
Where all who believe the Savior dear, forever shall stay,
And having been saved by grace divine, I’m going that way.
I’m going that way, I’m going that way,
And Jesus the Savior I adore is with me each day;
I’m clinging to Him, and never to stray,
Yes, singing His praises all day long,
I’m going that way.
2 The glorious news I tell and sing, as onward I go,
That those who are still astray in sin my Savior may know,
I want them to sing His praise above, some beautiful day,
For glory to Him who died for me, I’m going that way. [Refrain]
3 I know I shall meet Him at the gate, when trials are past,
I know I shall meet Him face to face in glory at last,
And oh, I believe that when we meet “well done” He will say,
For trusting His soul-redeeming love, I’m going that way. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: I'm Going That WayFirst Line: I’ve heard of a land of joy and peaceTune Title: [I’ve heard of a land of joy and peace]Author: James RoweSource: Truth and Hope No. 2 by George W. Bacon (Hudson, NC: Teachers' Music Publishing, 1920)