During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

Homeward Bound

Trav'ling on the sea of life we're homeward bound

Author: R. F. Beveridge
Tune: [Trav'ling on the sea of life we're homeward bound]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Trav'ling on the sea of life we're homeward bound,
Drifting wrecks and struggling souls are all around;
But we do not fear the voyage, for we know
That the Saviour steers us as we onward go.

We're homeward bound for glory,
Homeward bound for glory;
There we'll meet with lov'd ones gone before,
We're homeward bound for glory,
Homeward bound for glory,
All the storms of life will soon be o'er.

2 Jesus guides our storm-toss'd barque across the seas,
He will bring us safely to the port of peace;
He's the Pilot; He is standing at the helm,
And no angry winds or waves can overwhelm. [Refrain]

3 Come on board the Gospel vessel, do not stay,
And we'll help you as we journey on the way;
Soon to harbour at our Father's blest abode,
We will worship in the city of our God. [Refrain]

Author: R. F. Beveridge

(no biographical information available about R. F. Beveridge.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Trav'ling on the sea of life we're homeward bound
Title: Homeward Bound
Author: R. F. Beveridge
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're homeward bound for glory
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: By permission of the Composer


The Cyber Hymnal #11439
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11439

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.