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The reverent words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Our way is often rugged While here on earth we roam" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Going Home" hymn were written by its American author Daniel Webster Whittle. The author of the hymn, Daniel Webster Whittle, was born on November 22, 1840 and died on March 4, 1901. The wonderful music that accompanies the "Going Home" song of praise was composed by James McGranahan.  The composer of the music to the "Going Home" hymn, James McGranahan, was born on July 4, 1840 and died on July 9, 1907. We have placed "Going Home" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

Going Home Hymn
Title: Going Home *** Name of Composer: James McGranahan *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Daniel Webster Whittle *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Going Home" lyrics, Daniel Webster Whittle (November 22, 1840-March 4, 1901), was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a hymn writer who worked closely with noted hymn composer Phillip Bliss .

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Going Home", James McGranahan (July 4, 1840-July 9, 1907), was born in West Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a evangelist, gospel singer, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Going Home
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Daniel Webster Whittle (November 22, 1840 to March 4, 1901)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: James McGranahan (July 4, 1840 to July 9, 1907)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Our way is often rugged While here on earth we roam"
First Publication Date: 1881


Going Home Lyrics

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


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.


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


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


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


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