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

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


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.