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Passing Homeward

Passing homeward, O how gladly, Comes the lifeboat to the land

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Passing homeward, O how gladly]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Passing homeward, O how gladly
Comes the life-boat to the land,
With its freight of souls rejoicing,
As they reach the shining strand!
Passing homeward, passing homeward,
Lo, from ev'ry clime they come,
While the choral bells of Eden
Ring their happy welcome home.

Passing home to Jesus, our Saviour,
Passing home from sorrow and care,
Passing home, to anchor forever;
Praise the Lord, we'll soon be there.

2 Passing homeward, O the prospect
Of a morrow clear and bright,
Where from lips that say "good morning,"
We shall never hear "good night."
Where the patient, silent worker
With his humble sheaves will stand,
And receive a crown of jewels,
At the dear Redeemer's hand. [Chorus]

3 See the faithful Christian warriors,
Passing homeward to their rest,
With the blessed name of Jesus
On their banner's waving crest.
Passing homeward, O how joyful,
Passing homeward one by one!
In the upper fold they gather,
Trials ended, labor done. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #102

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Passing homeward, O how gladly, Comes the lifeboat to the land
Title: Passing Homeward
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Passing home to Jesus, our Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Glory #164

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Glad Hallelujahs #70

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Living Hymns #102

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