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Posted:  04 Dec 2010 00:08
A Detroit journalist writer had this played at his funeral.  Does anyone know his name.  It escapes me. thank you.
Posted:  04 Dec 2010 00:13
A famous writer was driven to distraction by his neighbor who played this every day very loudly!
Posted:  07 Dec 2010 18:29
Hi--Long time ago, I heard somewhat different lyrics to the Largo section of this piece, but have not been able to  find them since.  Some of the phrases include:

Silently, Silently, still thy Father calls


Lovingly, lovingly, life itself He gave

If anyone knows the rest of these wonderful lyrics with these words, I would really appreciate your posting them.

Thank you.
Posted:  12 Dec 2010 19:10
The music and words per-date Dvorak.  When he was visiting here, the New World, he heard the folk song and incorporated into his Symphony from the New World.

BTW, there is a famous photo of an African-American accordianist  playing this outdise the White House the day President Rooosevelt died.
Posted:  13 Dec 2010 02:50
check out "Annie Haslam's " version of this song, makes your hair stand!
Posted:  07 Jan 2011 02:49
the greatest recording of this can be  found on Utube. type in  Lawrence
Tibbett. the great american baritone singing "going Home" you will not
be disappointed.
Posted:  19 Jan 2011 04:15
This beautiful music was played today by a lone piper and a drummer at the closing procession of the funeral of Sgt. Ryan Russell, a Toronto, Canada policeman who was killed in the line of duty.  It is haunting.
Posted:  10 Feb 2011 06:08
My Mum died 12 March 1986.  We had an old piano on our back verandah and although I couldn't play it properly I used to try to play by ear all my favourite songs.  One day the tune of Goin Home came into my mind.  I didn't know what song it was or that it was a hymn, I just knew that I loved it.  I played it over and over on that old piano until I could play it without error.  That beautiful music soothed my grieving heart as I so desperately loved and missed my Mum.  I felt closer to Mum when I played that music.  Then watching the TV drama Big Love last night, a scene depicted a funeral where MY SONG was sung by the mourners.  My Music had words!  I tried to catch some words from the song so I could google it and find out more.  And here I am!  I am Home!  All these years later, I would like to believe that Mum sent me that tune, which I played, and now I have the words - they comfort me ... like a little message from Mum ... "I'm alright love, and so are you".
Posted:  01 Mar 2011 23:49
Does anyone know of alternative lyrics to this song that begin "Carry On" - I sang this song at Baylor University in 1989 as part of a ceremony called Ring Out in which the senior women ceremoniously pass leadership to the junior women.  I am now studying Dvorak with my children and would like to teach them this song.
Posted:  07 Mar 2011 19:00
I have just stumbled across this Hymn whilst searching for something appropriate for my mothers funeral next week.
I love the version by Mary Duff the Irish Country singer.  It can be found on the "Voice of an Angel" CD
Posted:  04 Jun 2011 14:53
I just found this website and another beautiful rendition by Jason Tonioli.  You can listen to it at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FbWwoDKMRk.  And you can download the sheet music on his website.  I am playing it today at a funeral for a dear man at our church.
Posted:  07 Jun 2011 07:36
Does anyone know where I can get a piano arrangement & lyrics for Kathleen Batles version of this song?
Posted:  09 Jun 2011 01:53
Does anyone know what words kathleen battle sings after "all the thoughts we once knew" on going home? I can;t make out the words from her recording.
Posted:  10 Jun 2011 01:09
I chose the Morriston Orpheus Choiir recording of this for ending my father's funeral in 2004. I had worked in Morriston years before, and Dad was a Welshman, with a lovely voice himself. It was also the version that Peterborough Crematorium offered  on their 'airwaves'!
Strangely, It's only now that that I've looked for the words. Thanks for the sight. Eerily, as I was typing this, a spoof 'Hovis advert' came on the telly, with the Dvorak Largo being played by brass band. Very strange---Dad was also a brass bandsman and director!
Posted:  17 Jun 2011 17:20
I found this on youtube.  Edinburgh tattoo with bagpipes and vocal!


I couldn't quite follow the lyrics but it's a nice rendition.
Posted:  04 Aug 2011 03:58
thank you.  I want to use these words on my program for my memorial service.  This music from Dvorak's New World Symphony will be the last piece of music played.
Posted:  24 Aug 2011 14:12
Could the young lady with the angelic voice be Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman, who recorded the sone beautifully?
Posted:  03 Nov 2011 00:00
The Bryn Terfel version was played at my mothers funeral and was particulary appropriate as she is reunited with her beloved husband and her mother and father.
Posted:  12 Nov 2011 22:37
Sorry to nitpick, but Dvorak used the music in the 2nd movement (not 3rd) of his Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World").  It is a truly moving piece.
Posted:  12 May 2012 06:00
so I am looking for a song it has when he calls im going home,
but my mom  says it also has im a going home maybe by dying
something liek that it would mean a lot to find this song for her
Posted:  02 Jun 2012 14:41
Which artistm version matches these lyrics? Can anyone help?
Going home, going home,
I'm just going home.
Quiet-like, slip away-
I'll be going home.
It's not far, just close by;
Jesus is the Door;
Work all done, laid aside,
Fear and grief no more.
Friends are there, waiting now.
He is waiting, too.
See His smile! See His hand!
He will lead me through.

Morning Star lights the way;
Restless dream all done;
Shadows gone, break of day,
Life has just begun.
Every tear wiped away,
Pain and sickness gone;
Wide awake there with Him!
Peace goes on and on!
Going home, going home,
I'll be going home.
See the Light! See the Sun!
I'm just going home.

Words are by William Arms Fisher and Ken Bible
Posted:  18 Jun 2012 05:10
I am looking for the lyrics to He's not here anymore Mary, can't remember who sings it .brenda1
Posted:  05 Sep 2012 15:43
To Steve & "Guest" I know this is an older post and you may have already found the answer, but the "Angelic Voice" you are referring to may belong to Sissel. She is a Norwegian Soprano/Mezzo Soprano with an unbelievable voice. I stumbled upon her and this song on Youtube. She may even have recorded it after 2005, I'm not sure. Check it out when you get a chance. Jim.
Posted:  05 Sep 2012 23:51   Last Edited By: steveliu
Thanks Jim! I'm not sure if Theresa the "Guest" is still around after all these years, but I know a lot of folks must be looking for the same thing.

Here's a YouTube video to Sissel's rendition:


And the link to the album it's on at Amazon

Northern Lightshttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=namethathymnl-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000VALY7M

Thanks so much for sharing!
Posted:  18 Sep 2012 04:40
I heard this song on CSPAN 2 days ago during the arrival of the bodies of the Americans who were killed in Libya. The brass band was beautiful.
Posted:  06 Feb 2014 02:45
My dad passed away with a major heart attack while singing this song in Church. I wasnt there, wish that I was, but they said that he looked up with a large smile on his face, lifted his hands on the last verse and then fell so softly on the floor and never drew another breath. My dad had only been saved a few months before that. Praise God he answered when God spoke to him,
Posted:  10 Feb 2014 23:07
HI, does anyone know the words to the hymn:

On board a lonely western train not very long ago,
We reached the station on the train the sun it was sinking low,
A little girl got on while there who seemed to be alone
When the train man came to get her fare she asked in serious tone.
Does this train go to Heaven is Jesus the conductor here
Does this train go to Heaven where i'll meet my Mother dear
I have started to reach her and together we will sweetly rest
When we reach the union station in the city of the blest.
Posted:  19 Apr 2014 17:36
is there any available recording of Jan Clayton singing this hymn from the 1943 movie Snake Pit???
Posted:  12 Jan 2017 19:12
I used this as the last song for my mom's funeral June 2016. The version sung by the Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. It has such an emotional impact on me. 

Going home, going home
I'm jus' going home
Quiet like, some still day
I'm jus' going home

It's not far, yes close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more

Mother's there 'specting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew

All the friends I knew

I'm going home

Nothing lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more

Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life yes begun

There's no break, ain't no end
Jus' a livin' on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on

Going home, going home
I'm jus' going home
It's not far, yes close by
Through an open door
I'm jus' going home

Going home, going home

- Michael
Posted:  18 Nov 2017 08:15
This is the first time, I saw the lyrics and heard this song.
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