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June 10, 2008 |
Linda, a dear friend's sister, is very ill with liver cancer. Discussion of funeral service has begun and Linda remembers hearing on PHC, perhaps as long as 8-10 years ago, a gospel group singing a wonderful piece that might have had the words, "I'm going home" or "I'm coming home" and "I'm ready"... ANY chance at all that you could point us to the right music and lyrics? Thanks.
There are many "Going/Coming Home" songs in gospel music but the phrase "I'm ready" suggests "I'm ready when you call me, Lord, but give me just a little more time." I hope Linda has more time.
"Lord, I'm Coming Home" is an old revival song from my childhood, but it's more about repentance than death. There's "Come home, come home, it's suppertime," a sentimental gospel song. And that lovely theme from Dvorak's New World Symphony has "coming home" lyrics.