Now I'm coming home

Long I have wandered far away from my Lord

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [Long I have wandered far away from my Lord]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Full Text

1 Long I have wander'd afar from my Lord,
Now I am coming home;
Longing to be to His favor restor'd,
Now I am coming home.

Refrain:
Yes, I am coming,
Dear Lord, I'm coming,
Just now I'm coming home.
Yes, I am coming,
Dear Lord, I'm coming,
Just now I'm coming home.

2 Tired of the world with its folly and sin,
Now I am coming home;
Believing the Saviour will welcome me in,
Now I am coming home. [Refrain]

3 Knowing my Saviour can give me His rest,
Now I am coming home;
Longing to anchor my soul on His breast,
Now I am coming home. [Refrain]

4 Humbly I crave but a poor servant's place,
Now I am coming home;
Only desiring to taste of His grace,
Now I am coming home. [Refrain]

5 O bless the Lord, my dear Saviour I see,
Now I am coming home;
Waiting to welcome a sinner like me,
Now I am coming home. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #288

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long I have wandered far away from my Lord
Title: Now I'm coming home
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: Yes I am coming, dear Lord I'm coming

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The Cyber Hymnal #11390
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