Homeard, heavenward bound

Representative Text

1 This earth is not my abiding place, this world is not my home,
I'm going home to be with Jesus,
A little while to be tempest-tossed upon the billow's foam,
I'm going home to be with Jesus.

Chorus:
We are homeward bound, we are homeward bound,
(We are sailing, sailing home,
O yes, we are sailing, sailing, homeward bound)
We are sailing o'er a wild tempestuous sea;
(We're sailing, ever sailing, sailing, sailing, home, O yes,)
We are homeward bound, we are Heavn'ward bound,
Where a welcome waits for you and me. (you and me.)

2 A wonderful city of palaces He doth for us prepare,
I'm going home to be with Jesus,
Where all the faithful shall rest at last and in His glory share,
I'm going home to be with Jesus. [Chorus]

3 My Savior's hand all the voyage thro' holds steady at the helm,
I'm going home to be with Jesus;
The harbor blessed by faith I view, the new Jerusalem,
I'm going home to be with Jesus. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #154

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This earth is not my abiding place
Title: Homeard, heavenward bound
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: We are homeward bound

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