I will arise and go to my father.@Luke 15:18

Grace S. Dennstedt, in Gospel Pearls (Washington, DC: National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., 1921), number 114.

Carrie B. Person (🔊 pdf nwc).

There’s a road that leads to the vale of despair,
A road all enshrouded with worry and care;
Another that leads up to glory and light,
Thank God, we are hitting the home trail tonight.

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Hitting the home trail tonight,
Hitting the home trail tonight;
Angels smile on the beautiful sight,
Someone is hitting the home trail tonight.

O trail that winds on to the glorious goal,
To Heaven at last, the bright home of the soul;
For some one stands ready to win in the fight,
And someone is hitting the home trail tonight.

Refrain

The trail that leads home is the best way to take,
The path of the wicked we long to forsake;
At the end of the trail there are mansions of light,
For those who are hitting the home trail tonight.

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