A glad way home

There are many stormy trials along my pilgrim way

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There are many stormy trials along my pilgrim way]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are many stormy trials along my pilgrim way,
There are many self denials in my path today,
But His footprints I can see, and my feet shall never roam,
As I sing hallelujah, it’s a glad way home!

Refrain:
It’s a glad way home, a glad way home,
A glad way home over which I roam;
It’s a glad way home, a glad way home,
My soul sings hallelujah, It’s a glad way home.

2 There are many happy moments to cheer the way along,
There are many golden hours when I have conquered wrong,
And I know my Heav’nly Father is waiting me to come—
So I sing hallelujah, it’s a glad way home. [Refrain]

3 Care I not if be my journey on land or on the sea,
I have Jesus who is ever safely guiding me,
And I know that o’er the mountains or o’er the ocean’s foam,
I can sing hallelujah, it’s a glad way home. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #123

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: There are many stormy trials along my pilgrim way
Title: A glad way home
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: It's a glad way home

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Great Revival Hymns No.2 #123TextAudioPage Scan
The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d205
The Tabernacle Hymns #102Page Scan
World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d219
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