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Souls are coming home

Tired of sin and tired of straying

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [Tired of sin and tired of straying]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tired of sin and tired of straying,
Souls are coming home;
Now the Gospel call obeying,
Souls are coming home.

Refrain:
O what joy the sight is bringing!
How the angel choirs are singing,
Heav’n is with their music ringing
While souls are coming home!

2 To the Father’s arms returning,
Souls are coming home;
While the light of hope is burning,
Souls are coming home. [Refrain]

3 Yielding to the Spirit’s pleading,
Souls are coming home;
Long in desert places feeding,
Souls are coming home. [Refrain]

4 Stirred by mem’ries sweet and tender,
Souls are coming home;
All to Jesus to surrender,
Souls are coming home. [Refrain]

5 Earthly follies left behind them,
Souls are coming home;
To be freed from chains that bind them,
Souls are coming home. [Refrain]

6 T’ward the gate of mercy bending,
Souls are coming home;
Pray’rs are answered, long ascending,
Souls are coming home. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #190

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. 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: Tired of sin and tired of straying
Title: Souls are coming home
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: O what joy the sight is bringing

Timeline

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #190

Diamonds #d223

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #190

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #214

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Songs for Service #209

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The Tabernacle Hymns #167

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