On the Road, Going Home

We are going home to glory, Bright abode, bright abode!

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [We are going home to glory] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are going home to glory,
Bright abode, bright abode!
And will gladly work for Jesus,
On the road, on the road.

For his mercy sought and found us,
And his blood to service bound us;
So we’ll work for all around us,
On the road, going home.

2 We will call to those faint hearted,
“Be of cheer, be of cheer;”
And to pilgrims who have started,
“Never fear, never fear.” [Refrain]

3 We will call to souls in blindness,
“Come this way, come this way;”
We will tell Christ’s loving kindness,
Ev’ry day, ev’ry day. [Refrain]

4 May our souls with love be yearning
As we sing, as we sing;
May our lamps be brightly burning,
For the King, for the King. [Refrain]

5 We are waiting till his message
Bids us come, bids us come;
But we’ll live and work for Jesus,
Going home, going home. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #129

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are going home to glory, Bright abode, bright abode!
Title: On the Road, Going Home
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For His mercy sought and found us
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Page Scan

Sacred Trio #437

TextAudioPage Scan

Showers of Blessing #129

Page Scan

Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s122

Page Scan

The Sacred Trio #437

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us