The Road Leads Home

O pilgrim as you journey, Do you ever gladly say

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O pilgrim, as you journey] (Towner)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O pilgrim, as you journey,
Do you ever gladly say,
In spite of heavy weather
And the roughness of the way,
That it really does not matter,
All the strange and bitter stress,-
Heat and cold, and toil and sorrow,-
Will be healed with blessedness!

Refrain:
For the road leads home,
Sweet, sweet home!
O who would mind the journey
When the road leads home?
O who would mind the journey
When the road leads home?

2 O safe and blessed shelter,
Heav'nly mansions of content!
There are the holy kindred
From our hearthstones early rent;
And our precious, loving Saviour,
Who our sins on Calv'ry bore -
Who would ever mind the journey,
With such blessedness in store? [Refrain]

3 There's comfort on the journey,
There is also guide and chart;
There's wisdom for the asking,
And there's solace for the heart;
And there is no need of turning
To the left or to the right,
And no fear need stir the bosom
At the coming of the night. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #44

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O pilgrim as you journey, Do you ever gladly say
Title: The Road Leads Home
Author: James M. Gray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For the road leads home
Copyright: Public Domain

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #407

Down at the Cross #d231

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Favorites Number 1 #44

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Revival Hymns #20

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Select Revival Hymns #184

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Songs of Comfort #22

The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 5 #d228

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 4 #116

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