Homeward bound

Out on an ocean all boundless we ride

Author: William Fairfield Warren
Tune: HOMEWARD BOUND (Harrington)
Published in 242 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Out on an ocean all boundless we ride,
We're homeward bound, homeward bound;
Tossed on the waves of a rough, restless tide,
We're homeward bound, etc.
Far from the safe, quiet harbor we've rode,
Seeking our Father's celestial abode,
Promise of which on us each is bestowed,
We're homeward bound, homeward etc.

2 Wildly the storm sweeps us on as it roars,
We're homeward bound, etc.
Look! yonder lie the bright heavenly shores,
We're homeward bound, etc.
Steady, O pilot! stand firm at the wheel;
Steady, we soon shall outweather the gale;
O, how we fly 'neath the loud-creaking sail!
We're homeward bound, etc.

3 Into the harbor of heaven now we glide,
We're home at last, home at last;
Softly we drift on its bright silver tide,
We're home at last, home at last.
Glory to God! all our dangers are o'er,
We stand secure on the glorified shore;
Glory to God! we shall shout ever more;
We're home at last, home at last.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #740

Author: William Fairfield Warren

Warren, William Fairfield, D.D., was born at Williamsburg, Massachusetts, in 1833, and graduated at the Wesleyan University in 1853. After spending some time in Germany, he was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in the Methodist Episcopal Mission Institute at Bremen, in 1861. Returning to America in 1866, he held some important appointments there, ultimately becoming President of Boston University, in 1873. His hymn, "I worship Thee, O Holy Ghost" (Whitsuntide), was contributed to the American Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, at the request of the editorial committee, in 1877, and was published therein in 1878. It has passed into other collections. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out on an ocean all boundless we ride
Title: Homeward bound
Author: William Fairfield Warren

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A Book of Song and Service #148

A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d148

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A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns #15

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #77

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d379

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a276

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa276

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Better Than Pearls #231

Billows of Song #d135

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #95[160]

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d206

Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d110

Children's Praise #d114

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #267

Choral Song #d163

Christ in Song #d446

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Christ in Song #740

Christian Songs #d121

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Christian Songs #251

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d163

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d568

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Crowning Day No. 5 #115

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d76

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Devotional Melodies #93

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #123c

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Early Blossoms #101a

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Echoes from Zion #118c

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Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #102

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #107c

Fruits and Flowers #d114

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Gathered Jewels #229

Gems for the Prayer Meeting #d51

Glad Tidings #d134

Glad Tidings #d68

Glorious Tidings #d114

Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d146

Hallowed Songs #d276

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Hallowed Songs #333

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Hallowed Songs #63

Happy Day #d102

Happy Voices #d156

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d261

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d581

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #870

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #732

Hymn Book for the Army and Navy #d57

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #218

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #371

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #174

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Hymns and Tunes #441

Hymns for the Household and Sabbath School #d21

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Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #98

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d880

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a445

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d210

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d43

Joyful Voices #d71

Kind Words #d73

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Kind Words #87b

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Life-Time Hymns #254

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d150

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #279

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d153

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a309

Mission Songs #d111

Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d90

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New Life #27

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #153

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #67

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #157

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #157

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Ocean Grove Songs #81

Oriola #d178

Oriola #d179

Oriola #d179

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #48c

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d139

Plymouth Collection #d65

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #95

Pocket Hymn Book for Social Worshp Everywhere #d59

Praise to Jesus #d65

Prison Hymn Book #d277

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d651

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d229

Responsive Vesper Services for use at Chautauqua Assemblies.... #d43

Revival Hymns #d65

Revival Hymns #d70

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Revival Hymns (Rev. ed.) #74

Revival Melodies #d23

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Revival Songs #52

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d205

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Sabbath Carols #128b

Sabbath Carols #d95

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #139

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