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Though jostled daily by the throng

Though jostled daily by the throng

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Though jostled daily by the throng]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Though jostled daily by the throng,
With joyful heart I move along,
And on my lips there is a song,
For I’m going, going home.

I’m going, going home,
I’m going, going home,
“There is gladness in my soul today,”
For I’m going, going home.

2 Though many leagues there still may be
Between my Father’s house and me,
From fear and doubt my heart is free,
For I’m going, going home. [Refrain]

3 I cannot say when care or woe
Or grief again may bend me low;
But naught will turn me back, I know,
For I’m going, going home. [Refrain]

4 Though many trials mine may be
Before the journey’s end I see;
A grand reward will come to me,
When I reach my heav’nly home. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #143

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Though jostled daily by the throng
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I'm going, going home


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Crowning Day, No. 6 #143

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