Only Going Home

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1 When the Saviour in His glory
Comes to sit on the judgment throne,
When I pass that day before Him,
I shall only be going home.

I shall only be going home,
I shall only be going home;
When I pass to my Saviour's presence,
I shall only be going home.

2 I shall have no cause to fear Him,
Though I know I must stand alone;
If to Him I have been faithful,
I shall only be going home. [Chorus]

3 And I know that joys eternal,
Shall be mine when the Lord shall come;
And that when I rise to meet Him,
I shall only be going home. [Chorus]

4 I am pining for His presence,
As apart from my Lord I roam;
I am weary here of staying,
And I long to be going home. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #33

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the Savior in his glory
Title: Only Going Home
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I shall only be going home
Copyright: Public Domain



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