Saturday, April 13, 2013


This is a new song Frances and I just recorded entitled, “Homeward.”  The song addresses the Psalmist’s assurance, as expressed in the 23rd Psalm: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me.”

     The words may sound familiar to some of you because I originally wrote them as a poem that was included in an Orange Moon devotional from several months ago.  The message and the song address the comfort we can have regarding our believing loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord, and the comfort we ourselves can have regarding our own homegoing. 

     This is actually the first version of the song we are planning to record, which includes just Frances, me, and my guitar (it’s always possible you might hear our beagle Sparrow in the background!).  We are already working on another version that will include more instruments and orchestration.  I hope to finish it in the next week or so, and it will be on our website if you’d like to hear this version.

      Thanks, and we hope the music will be a blessing to you.  Here are the lyrics.  If the music doesn't play, you can hear the song on the homepage of our website at                                       Thanks, Glen.


Homeward, My child, it is time to go. 
I am with you, just as promised, you’ll journey not alone.
I have been this way we travel, oh see the path I’ve traced.
Those sparkles all along the way are glimmers of My grace… Homeward, My child.

Angels travel with us, they marvel at the scene of yet another spirit,
My mercy has redeemed.
And Someone waits to greet you, a Father all sublime.
Oh, I have no words to tell you
of the wonder you’ll soon find… Homeward, My child.

So, homeward, child, we venture, united in My love.
I have waited for this moment, when yonder up above,
you’ll see things unimagined, you’ll look upon your God.
We’ll forever be together, because this path we’ve trod…
Yes, Homeward, My child, homeward, My child,
homeward,My child, homeward, My child.

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