Going Home

Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony¬†includes a hauntingly beautiful folk melody which inspired William Arms Fishers’ “Going Home” lyrics in 1922. More recently, Lori True used the main theme of “Going Home” for “Quietly Peacefully.” This music may be suitable for Funeral Liturgies, Wake Services, All Souls Day, Lenten Liturgies, Penance Services, personal prayer, and other occasions that invite us to reflect on the traditional teachings about the Last Things.

William Arms Fisher. The following lyrics may be substituted for some of the original words of the hymn, “Going Home.”

Rest in peace, faithful one, Christ has called you home.
Go in peace, beloved one, may heaven be your home.

Home, home, may heaven be your home.

Please click here for the music of this common domain hymn.

Lori True. The following lyrics may either replace, or be added as additional verses, to the hymn, “Quietly Peacefully.”

Rest in peace, faithful one, Christ has called you home.
Go in peace, beloved one, may heaven be your home.

(Prayerfully repeat this refrain as needed or as desired.)

Please click here for this music from GIA. Permission is needed.

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