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Posted:  15 Nov 2007 22:24
There is a beautiful version of this hymn on Ronan Tynan's  self-titled CD, Ronan done as a medley with Amazing Grace.

Posted:  04 Dec 2007 00:48
It can also be heard with soloist and the massed bands (pipes, brass and reed) of the Nova Scotia International Tattoo from 1999
Posted:  04 Dec 2007 06:15
by Higher Ground Trio

Many times in my childhood we'd travel so far
By nightfall how weary I'd grow.
Father's arms would slip 'round me and gently he'd say,
"My child, we're going home."

Going home, I'm going home.
There is nothing to hold me here.
I got a glimpse of that heavenly land;
Praise God, I am going home.

Now the twilight is fading, the day soon shall end,
I get homesick the farther I roam.
But the Father has blessed me each step of the way,
And now I am going home.

Going home, I'm going home.
There is nothing to hold me here.
I caught a glimpse of that heavenly land,
Praise God, we are going home.

Praise God, we are going home.
Posted:  12 Dec 2007 13:50
This is a very beautiful, haunting, and peaceful song.

I am familiar with the music of this song, having heard it years ago on a classical CD of Dvorak's music, but only recently heard the lyrics to it sung by a children's choir. I didn't realized it is such a popular song for singing at funeral.

I think the best version of this song is sung by the English boys choir, LIbera that I recently watched on their newly released DVD of their concert in the Netherlands in May 2007.

You may hear them sing this song on the following youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW02e1m08Iw&am ...

This choir also sings a very haunting song, "Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep", also appropriate for funeral services. You can hear the  song at the following youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ8EGg-0lYc&am ...
Posted:  12 Dec 2007 16:11
Hi Guest,

Thanks for pointing out the link to Libera. That is certainly an amazing version.

In addition to the YouTube links, you can hear a pretty good quality preview of this and other performances at EMI's official site:

http://ecards.emiclassics.co.uk/angelvoices_i ...

Their DVD is also available at Amazon:

Libera in Concert DVDhttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=namethathymnl-20&l=ur2&o=1
Posted:  03 Jan 2008 18:33
i recommend the boy"s choir-libera-angels voices cd
Posted:  12 Feb 2008 17:07
If anyone likes this hymn  they should listen to the performance made by Libera.  It melts you to the bone.  you can find it on youtube.com
Posted:  10 Mar 2008 01:41
I just watched Sissel on Iowa's PBS and after listening to "Going Home"(from her Northern Lights album) I came looking for the lyrics. So glad to find this site and all the info. Being an Iowan, I've long known the story of Dvorak coming to Spillville, Iowa, on a summer vacation and finishing The New World Symphony which he'd begun in New York. Spillville was a Czech community and being very homesick, Dvorak found great comfort in being there. How appropriate the lyrics, considering the circumstances under which the piece was written.
Posted:  10 Mar 2008 02:50
I haven't read all postings. Perhaps nobody has mentioned Phil Coulter's version with piano and bagpipe.
Can anyone help me with words and music of what I believe is a spiritual,
"Crossing Over Jordan"? Thanks.
Posted:  21 Mar 2008 23:22
why wont the printer print out going home
Posted:  01 Apr 2008 07:03
This is the best song ever. Everytime I hear it, I want to cry. It's so beautiful. If you ever get the chance, listen to the boy choir Libera sing this song. You'll find it on their album Angel Voices.
Posted:  07 Apr 2008 19:39
There is a nice version on this site don't know who sings it
Posted:  07 Apr 2008 20:41
Libera angels voices who sings that
Posted:  14 Apr 2008 18:38
hi, i wondered if anyone could help me find the music or a recording of the old version of the hymn posted by a guest on 26 january 2006. my nana wants it for her funeral and i just want to satisfy her wishes.many thanks and best wishes
Posted:  20 Apr 2008 16:14
We just returned from a wonderful trip to Prague.  We attended a small chamber orchestra concert in the Spanish synagogue and heard an piece of Dvorak's symphony called "My Country". When the group began to play, I began to heard a familiar sound - "Going Home".  I never knew its origin.  Now, it becomes even more special.
Mary, CT
Posted:  02 May 2008 02:29
Isn't there a version with "cherry pie" on the table? It adds fragrance to this beautiful song.
Posted:  26 May 2008 18:11
going home,
im a going home
quiet like, some still day
im just going home
its not far,just close by.
through an open door
work all done, care laid by,
going to fear no more.
mothers there expecting me,
fathers waiting too.
lotsof folkgathered there
all the friends i new,all the friends i knew

morning star lights the way
restless dreams all done
shadows gone, break of day,
real life just begun.
theres no break, theres no end.
just a living on
wide awake, with a smile,
going on and on.
going home, going home,
im just going home.
its not far just close by,
through an open door.
im just going home
Posted:  07 Aug 2008 08:14
Thanks to all for your renditions of going home. My fathers funeral was yesterday and this was his last song. It was a beautiful piece as we had the traditional pipes & drums.   I checked out this websit to find the lyrics to this unforgettable melody.
Posted:  10 Aug 2008 23:13
My nana passed away on July 29th and my grandfather wasnted this song to be played but it couldnt be found in time and i was too shuck up to sing it.
However i will sing at at her months mind on the 29th of this month.

It is a truly brilliant song.
Posted:  12 Aug 2008 20:26
Here is another going home...

Posted:  19 Oct 2008 06:59
my husband died last Sunday of Motor Neurone Disease.
As part of our farewell to him, we played the version featured on YouTube's website
google: "going home" dvorak
We adpted the words to suit the occasion, whilst watching over a hundred photos of  him since his childhood.

Going home, going home, I'll be going home.
Quiet like, slip away, I'm just going home.

Its not far, just close by
Through an open door
To the light, shall I go ?
All is peaceful there
Work all done, no more cares
I'm just going home

Morning Star lights the way
Restless dreams all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Life has just begun
Every tear wiped away
Pain and sickness gone
His loved ones are gath'ring there
Now to welcome him.

Going home, going home, now he's going home.
cheers from Melbourne, Australia.
Posted:  30 Oct 2008 02:10
Where's the Sheet music for this? I'm trying to play it on my oboe and I can't find it anywhere online!
Posted:  30 Oct 2008 02:26
have you tried www.musicnotes.com for sheet music:?
Posted:  29 Nov 2008 00:56
I looked and no one so far has posted the version I love as sung by Jimmie Davis:
I don\'t recall all the words but it starts out like this;
"When I've left and said goodbye Oh, don't you worry,
for I'm just going home
Yes my Savior's outstretched arms are waiting for me,
Oh, yes, don't you worry I'm just going home.
I'll be up there in that mansion,
I shall walk on streets of pure gold."
If anyone has the lyrics to this version I would very much like a copy,
Posted:  27 Jan 2009 23:07
This is also sung by the boys' choir Libera and can be viewed on youtube.
Posted:  29 Jan 2009 03:45
Going Home , I'm going home. There's nothing to hold me here. I caught a glimpse of that Heavenly home, Praise God I'm going home. 

1. many times in my childhood as I traveled along, by night fall how dreary i'd be. Fathers arms would slip around me, so gently he'd say, My child, were going home.

2. now the twlight is fading and the day soon will end. I get homesick the farther I roam. But My Father has lead me each step of the way. Praise God, I'm going home.
Posted:  18 Mar 2009 05:35
I can't believe I found this. Fisher married my great great aunt when he and Dvorak visited Iowa and my mom still gets royalties from this song. I hadn't tried for ten years to find out anything before this obviously.
Posted:  26 Mar 2009 22:04
One extremely beautiful version is sung by Kathleen Battle on her album "So many Stars" She interprets it in a way that makes you cry.

Heike from Germany
Posted:  31 Mar 2009 11:01
They were posted here a couple of years ago(!), but I'll post them again as a refresher.  There is a lovely version of "Going Home" seen and heard in the 1948 film "The Snake Pit" (available on DVD), starring Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, and Celeste Holm.  De Havilland plays a young woman stricken with mental illness and is committed to a psychiatric hospital, and the storyline traces her treatment and harrowing stay at the hospital, and her eventual recovery and release.  De Havilland was nominated for a "Best Actress" Oscar, but lost.  It was one of the first major films to tackle the subject of mental illness and is sort of an early precursor to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."  In the film, a hospital patient (actress Jan Clayton, who would later star on TV in the first version [1954] of "Lassie," as Timmy's mother) starts to sing the song "Going Home" at a hospital dance, and the other inmates join in.  It is especially poignant because all the patients are anxiously awaiting the day when they are well enough to be released ... even those who, you come to realize, will probably never be released.  The scene in the movie always brings me to tears.  Here are the lyrics as sung in the film (the same first verse, below, is repeated twice by Clayton as she sings it in the film):

Going home, going home - I'm a-going home.
Quiet-like, some still day - I'm just going home.

It's not far, just close by, through an open door.
Work all done, cares laid by, goin' to roam no more;

Mother's there, expecting me. Father's waiting, too.
Lots of folks gathered there; all the friends I knew ...
All the friends I knew.

(Final line, after the second repeat of the above):

Home ... home ...
I'm going home.
Posted:  01 Apr 2009 16:02
i can't wait to get to my Heavenly home God has been so good to me we are in revival right now and it's like the 12 week God has been so good if you will please pray

        God bless
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