I’m Moving

When the Lord shall come to take me home

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When the Lord shall come to take me home]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When the Lord shall come to take me home,
I’ll be ready whether night or day,
For I’m all pack’d up, prepared to go
When He comes to bear my soul away.

Refrain:
I’m moving, I’m moving,
To a building not made with hands;
I’m going home no more to roam,
To where my blessed Saviour stand.
I’m moving, I’m moving,
To a building not made with hands;
I’m going home no more to roam,
I’m moving to the glory land.

2 I have cleans’d this house He gave to me,
For my soul’s returning by-and-by,
When the dead shall rise to dwell with Christ,
All immortal, nevermore to die. [Refrain]

3 I am moving out without regret,
Having tried to do my very best;
With my faith undimmed, I’ve sown the seed,
To my Saviour leaving all the rest. [Refrain]

4 Even so, Lord Jesus, quickly come,
I am ready, and prepared to go;
In the fight with death I cannot fail,
There is victory for me I know. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #7

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the Lord shall come to take me home
Title: I’m Moving
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm moving, I'm moving
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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