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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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: Public Domain

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