I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.@2 Timothy 4:7
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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1922)

Johnson Oatman, Jr., in Light in the Valley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1898), page 193.

Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855-1933)

When I see life’s golden sunset lighting up the rosy west,
When the shadows backward o’er my way are cast;
I shall look upon that moment as the one supremely blest,
I’m going home at last.

Refrain

I’m going home at last, I’m going home at last;
When my work on earth is ended and my race below is run,
I’m going home at last.

Tho’ the road at times was weary, over which my feet have trod,
Tho’ thro’ many tribulations I have passed;
Yet I soon will reach my mansion in the city of our God,
I’m going home at last.

Refrain

When I pass down thro’ the valley and the shadow of the dead,
To my blessèd Savior’s hand I will hold fast;
He has promised to go with me, so my soul will have no dread,
I’m going home at last.

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