Scripture Verse

There remaineth…a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9

Introduction

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Calvin S. Harrington (1826–1886)

Words: Will­iam F. War­ren, in the Se­cond Ad­vent Hymn Book, by Phin­e­as A. Smith (New York: Smith & Clough, 1850).

Music: Cal­vin S. Har­ring­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William F. Warren (1833–1929)

Lyrics

Out on an ocean all bound­less we ride,
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound;
Tossed on the waves of a rough, rest­less tide,
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound;
Far from the safe, qui­et har­bor we rode,
Seeking our Fa­ther’s ce­les­ti­al abode;
Promise of which on us each He be­stowed:
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound.

Wildly the storm sweeps us on as it roars,
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound;
Look! yonder lie the bright heavenly shores:
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound;
Steady, O pi­lot! stand firm at the wheel;
Steady! we soon shall out­wea­ther the gale;
Oh, how we fly ’neath the loud creak­ing sail!
We’re home­ward bound, home­ward bound.

Into the har­bor of Heav’n now we glide;
We’re home at last, home at last;
Softly we drift on its bright sil­ver tide;
We’re home at last, home at last;
Glory to God! all our dan­gers are o’er;
We stand se­cure on the glo­ri­fied shore;
Glory to God! we will shout ev­er­more:
We’re home at last, home at last;