Scripture Verse

And so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
1840–1901

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key et al. (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 69.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

Our way is oft­en rug­ged
While here on earth we roam,
And thorns are on the path­way,
But we are go­ing home.

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We’re go­ing, go­ing,
Yes, we are go­ing home;
We soon shall cross the ri­ver,
And be with Christ at home.

To Ma­rah’s bit­ter wa­ters
We oft have mur­m’ring come,
But God the cup has sweet­ened,
And so we’re go­ing home.

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When of the de­sert wea­ry,
Our God His grace has shown,
By rest­ing us at Elim,
With sweet fore­tastes of home.

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With hun­ger oft­en faint­ing,
We’ve made com­plain­ing moan;
But, fed by hea­ven­ly man­na,
We still are go­ing home.

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Some stand to­day on Ne­bo,
The jour­ney near­ly done,
And some are in the val­ley;
But all are go­ing home.

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