We're traveling home to heaven above

We're traveling home to heaven above

Author: Richard Jukes
Tune: WILL YOU GO? (Embry)
Published in 226 hymnals

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1 We’re traveling home to Heav’n above,
Will you go? Will you go?
We sing the Savior’s dying love,
Will you go? Will you go?
Millions have reached that blest abode,
Anointed kings and priests to God,
And millions now are on the road,
Will you go? Will you go?

2 We're going to see the bleeding Lamb,
Will you go?
In rapturous strains to praise His name;
Will ou go?
The crown of life we there shall wear,
The conqueror's palms our hands shall bear,
And all the joys of heaven we'll share,
Will you go?

3 We're going to join the heavenly choir,
Will you go?
To raise our voice and tune the lyre;
Will you go?
There saints and angels gladly sing
Hosanna to their God and King,
And make the heavenly arches ring,
Will you go?

4 Ye weary, heavy-laden, come,
Will you go? Will you go?
In the blest house there still is room;
Will you go?
The Lord is waiting to receive;
If thou wilt on Him now believe,
He’ll give thy troubled conscience ease,
Come believe, come believe.

5 The way to heaven is straight and plain,
Will you go?
Repent, believe, be born again;
The Saviour cries aloud to thee,
"Take up thy cross and follow Me,
And thou shalt my salvation see,
Come to Me."

6 Oh could I hear some sinner say,
I will go! I will go!
I'll start this moment, on the way;
Let me go! let me go!
My old companions, fare you well,
I will not go with you to hell,
I mean with Jesus Christ to dwell,
I will go! I will go!

Source: The Book of Worship #273

Author: Richard Jukes

Born: October 9, 1804, Clungunford, Shropshire, England. Died: August 10, 1867, West Bromwich, England. Rev. Richard Jukes (1804–1867) was a popular Primitive Methodist Minister and hymn writer. Richard Jukes was born on 9 October 1804 at Goat Hill, and died 10 August 1869. He served as a Primitive Methodist Minister from 1827 to 1859. Jukes married Phoebe Pardoe in 1825, and later, widowed, he married Charlotte. While Richard Jukes left his mark in Kendall's history as a hymn writer, his work as a Minister was widely appreciated. It is noteworthy that, after a number of appointments where he would have been the junior, Jukes was appointed to three of the most significant Circuits of that time. Tunstall, Staffordshire was the pl… Go to person page >

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First Line: We're traveling home to heaven above
Author: Richard Jukes
Refrain First Line: Will you go, will you go

Notes

G. A. Stearns has been suggested as the author, but the evidence for R. Jukes is much stronger.

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