I'm Going Home At Last

When I see life's golden sunset lighting up the rosy west

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [When I see life’s golden sunset lighting up the rosy west]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I see life’s golden sunset
Lighting up the rosy west,
When the shadows backward
O’er my way are cast;
I shall look upon that moment
As the one supremely blest,
I’m going home at last.

I’m going home at last,
I’m going home at last;
When my work on earth is ended
And my race below is run,
I’m going home at last.

2 Tho’ the road at times was weary,
Over which my feet have trod,
Tho’ thro’ many tribulations
I have passed;
Yet I soon will reach my mansion
In the city of our God,
I’m going home at last. [Refrain]

3 When I pass down thro’ the valley
And the shadow of the dead,
To my blessèd Savior’s hand
I will hold fast;
He has promised to go with me,
So my soul will have no dread,
I’m going home at last. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13067

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I see life's golden sunset lighting up the rosy west
Title: I'm Going Home At Last
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: I'm going home at last
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13067
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The Cyber Hymnal #13067

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