Scripture Verse

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Fa­ther, I have sinned against Heaven, and before thee. Luke 15:18


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in Joy­ful Praise, by Charles Ga­bri­el (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Gra­ham, 1902), num­ber 1.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


From my Fa­ther’s home I wan­dered,
For my feet were prone to stray,
But my Sav­ior sought and found me,
And I’m home­ward bound to­day.


Homeward bound,
I’m home­ward bound to­day;
I’m home­ward bound,
Praising Je­sus all the way.

I was lost in sin’s dark val­ley,
Following the down­ward way,
But my Sav­ior saw my dan­ger,
And I’m home­ward bound to­day.


I was sin-stained, I was weep­ing,
But my stains are washed away;
And, re­joic­ing in my Sav­ior,
I am home­ward bound to­day.