We're traveling home to heaven above

We're traveling home to heaven above

Author: Richard Jukes
Tune: WILL YOU GO? (Embry)
Published in 228 hymnals

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WE’RE travelling home to Heaven above,
Will you go?
To sing the Saviour’s dying love,
Will you go?
Millions have reached that blissful shore,
Their trials and their labours o’er,
And yet there’s room for millions more,
Will you go?

2 We’re going to see the bleeding Lamb,
Will you go?
In rapturous songs to praise his name,
Will you go?
Our sun will then no more go down,
Our moon no more will be withdrawn,
Our days of mourning ever gone,
Will you go?

3 The way to Heaven is straight and plain,
Will you go?
Repent, believe, be born again,
Will you go?
The Saviour cries aloud to thee:
Take up thy cross and follow me,
And thou shalt my salvation see,
Will you go?

4 O could I hear some sinner say:
I will go!
I’ll start this moment, clear the way,
Let me go!
My old companions, fare you well,
I will not go with you to Hell,
I mean with Jesus Christ to dwell,
I will go!


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #275

Author: Richard Jukes

Born: October 9, 1804, Clungunford, Shropshire, England. Died: August 10, 1867, West Bromwich, England. Rev. Richard Jukes (1804–1867) was a popular Primitive Methodist Minister and hymn writer. Richard Jukes was born on 9 October 1804 at Goat Hill, and died 10 August 1869. He served as a Primitive Methodist Minister from 1827 to 1859. Jukes married Phoebe Pardoe in 1825, and later, widowed, he married Charlotte. While Richard Jukes left his mark in Kendall's history as a hymn writer, his work as a Minister was widely appreciated. It is noteworthy that, after a number of appointments where he would have been the junior, Jukes was appointed to three of the most significant Circuits of that time. Tunstall, Staffordshire was the pl… Go to person page >

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First Line: We're traveling home to heaven above
Author: Richard Jukes
Refrain First Line: Will you go, will you go

Notes

G. A. Stearns has been suggested as the author, but the evidence for R. Jukes is much stronger.

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