Since I Came Home

Weary of wandering from home far away

Author: W. C. Poole
Tune: [Weary of wandering from home far away]
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1 Weary of wand’ring from home far away,
I turned to my Shepherd who sought me astray;
And O, I am singing with gladness today,
Since I came home.

Refrain:
Since I came home,
Since I came home,
My soul is fill’d with gladness since I came home!
For I have found the Saviour, nevermore to roam,
And my heart is singing,
Since I came home.

2 Glad are the moments swift passing for me,
Bright visions of glory by faith I can see,
For Jesus the Saviour is setting me free,
Since I came home. [Refrain]

3 Calling for me from the old ways of sin
Are comrades whom I for the Saviour must win,
And I am so happy to help them begin,
Since I came home. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #139

Author: W. C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Weary of wandering from home far away
Title: Since I Came Home
Author: W. C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Since I came home
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #139

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