Scripture Verse

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4

Introduction

Words: W. A. Green­haw, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 60.

Music: De­ca­logue W. A. Green­haw, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Green­haw’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

We are tra­vel­ing on life’s jour­ney
Happy on the up­ward way;
Soon we’ll reach the gates of glo­ry
Leading to eter­nal day.

Refrain

We are going home to glo­ry,
’Tis the Christ who bids us come;
Just be­yond the crys­tal river,
Waits a bright, eter­nal home.

Though the road be steep and stony,
On we toil through cold or heat;
We will keep in step with Je­sus,
Till we rest our wea­ry feet.

Refrain

We are go­ing home to Je­sus,
When our race on earth is run;
Heaven’s glory will grow bright­er,
When has set life’s sink­ing sun.

Refrain