Homeward bound

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1 We are out upon the ocean, bound for home,
Where the winds and waves of sorrow never come;
And my soul is filled with rapture on the way,
For we soon shall reach the land of endless day.

We are homeward bound for glory,
Homeward bound for glory!
There we’ll meet with loved ones gone before;
We are homeward bound for glory,
Homeward bound for glory,
All the storms of life will soon be o’er.

2 He has landed many pilgrims safely home,
Where no sin with all its sorrows ne’er can come;
There we’ll meet with all our loved ones gone before,
And we’ll tell his wondrous love for evermore. [Refrain]

3 Come and go with us today, we’ll soon be home;
While the Spirit now invites you, sinner, come;
Jesus waits to save you now from all your sin
Will you open now your heart and let him in. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #192

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are out upon the ocean
Title: Homeward bound
Author: R. E. Hudson
Refrain First Line: We are homeward bound for glory
Copyright: Public Domain



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Triumphant Songs No.2 #192

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