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Lord, I’m Coming Home Hymn Story and Lyrics

Lord, I'm Coming Home Story


This hymn is a composition of William J Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 – September 20, 1921). He was born in Ireland but later immigrated to the United States where he spent most of his life.

This song was inspired by an event that took place at one of the Methodist camp meetings that William Kirkpatrick attended in the United States.

During that camp meeting, William Kirkpatrick helped in the music section of the camp meeting. He was responsible for selecting musicians for the services etc.

He, however, noted that one of the soloists would immediately leave after performing the chosen song without listening to the sermon. Kirkpatrick suspected that this young man had not yet given his life to the Lord.

One evening while praying a song started to form in his head. He immediately jotted down the lyrics which now form this song, "Lord I'm Coming Home".

Later that evening he gave the song to the young soloist. The words of this song so convicted the young that he stayed behind that day to listen to the sermon.

When the preacher gave the altar call, the young man gave his heart to the Lord.

This song is based on the story of the prodigal son as found in Luke 15.


Lord, I'm Coming Home Hymn Lyrics


I’ve wandered far away from God,
Now I’m coming home;
The paths of sin too long I’ve trod,
Lord, I’m coming home.

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Coming home, coming home,
Nevermore to roam,
Open wide Thine arms of love,
Lord, I’m coming home.

I’ve wasted many precious years,
Now I’m coming home;
I now repent with bitter tears,
Lord, I’m coming home.

Refrain

I’m tired of sin and straying, Lord,
Now I’m coming home;
I’ll trust Thy love, believe Thy Word,
Lord, I’m coming home.

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My soul is sick, my heart is sore,
Now I’m coming home;
My strength renew, my hope restore,
Lord, I’m coming home.

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My only hope, my only plea,
Now I’m coming home;
That Jesus died, and died for me.
Lord, I’m coming home.

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I need His cleansing blood, I know,
Now I’m coming home;
O wash me whiter than the snow,
Lord, I’m coming home.

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