Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square

Homeward Bound

In the quiet misty morning
When the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing
And the sky is clear and red,

When the summer's ceased its gleaming
When the corn is past its prime,
When adventure's lost its meaning -
I'll be homeward bound in time

Bind me not to the pasture
Chain me not to the plow
Set me free to find my calling
And I'll return to you somehow

If you find it's me you're missing
If you're hoping I'll return,
To your thoughts I'll soon be listening,
And in the road I'll stop and turn

Then the wind will set me racing
As my journey nears its end
And the path I'll be retracing
When I'm homeward bound again

Bind me not to the pasture
Chain me not to the plow
Set me free to find my calling
And I'll return to you somehow

On a quiet misty morning
When the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing
I'll be homeward bound again.
There are the lyrics in case you forget them at school!!!

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Thanks to Paula Vazquez for submitting the lyrics.

21 Reviews/Comments for Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square Homeward Bound Skip to latest

  • Jacob says

    This helped a lot. Thanks for the lyrics.

    posted 24 April 2009 - Report

  • Allie says

    This is the most stunningly beautiful song I have heard in ages. I was completely captivated. Thank you for the lyrics. This kind of music lifts the soul and touches the heart.

    posted 22 June 2009 - Report

  • Robbie says

    I remember listening to this song after my grandpa died. This truly is one of the deepest and most moving songs I have ever heard.

    posted 11 November 2009 - Report

  • fernando says

    I love this song. It's my dream to have this music sang by our Ward choir.

    posted 26 January 2010 - Report

  • danielle says

    I'm singing this song for a solo in solo & ensemble. It's a beautimous song. Very nice.

    posted 01 April 2010 - Report

  • Sally says

    Who wrote such a beautiful song?

    posted 11 April 2010 - Report

  • Jared says

    I desperately want a recording of this song. What CD is it on? How can I get it?

    posted 23 April 2010 - Report

  • Sally says

    Jared... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir have it recorded on their CD.. "Love is Spoken Here"... The music is so haunting and beautiful... their recording of it brings tears to my eyes... and now that I know all of the words to it... I have been deeply moved and know that the Author was Inspired to write it...I am sure the CD won't be hard to find...Sally

    posted 23 April 2010 - Report

  • Renee says

    I used to love this song when i was little and my friend sang this and it felt he was singing to me.<3 I never thought id hear it again and i cried when i heard him sing it.

    posted 18 May 2010 - Report

  • Holly says

    This is a really, really pretty song. This is our Senior piece for Graduation and both our band and choir are doing it. I really love this song.

    posted 03 June 2010 - Report

  • Porche says

    I love this song! I sang it in 7th grade choir and forgot the name of it, but I remembered some of the lyrics so I googled it and found it, &7 I'm so happy! It's a gorgeous song. ((:

    posted 22 June 2010 - Report

  • C says

    It's an irish folktune written by Martha Keen.

    posted 09 July 2010 - Report

  • Rebecca says

    in 8th grade, my middle school chorus sang this song and its my favorite one by far that we sang

    posted 15 July 2010 - Report

  • Isabelle says

    I sang this song for solo and ensemble and i fell in love with it when my choir teacher sang it

    posted 29 July 2010 - Report

  • Barbara says

    Yes! I listened to the Tabernacle Choir sing this and I fell in love with it AND them! Thanks for the lyrics--they really helped me today.

    posted 14 September 2010 - Report

  • Janice Erickson says

    When I watch the video, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is not singing Homeward Bound, but Danny Boy.

    Thanks for checking this. Homeward Bound is a beautiful sound and I would enjoy hearing it sung by the Choir. I have the instrumental music by William Joseph and he does a stirring performance.
    Janice Erickson

    posted 25 July 2012 - Report

  • S'kho Nzimande says

    amazing Song! I love this song so much!!!

    posted 01 December 2012 - Report

  • kathryn says

    When i 1st head this song was when i was in chours.It was the most graceful song i ever heard, but it had a down side 2 it . It remined me of my mums death. so when i heard it i broke down and cryed ....but it was the best song i,ve ever sang in chours :)

    posted 22 January 2013 - Report

  • preciousmaz says

    yesterday we sang this song in my ward,it was beautiful the lyrics they surely can make one reminds me of my sistr who is currently serving her mission.powerfu;l song THANK YOU TABERNACLE CHOIR.

    posted 29 July 2013 - Report

  • mary says

    I would like the soundtrack to homeward bound can't find it

    posted 25 August 2013 - Report

  • animal says

    I'm doing this song at school and I needed the lyrics to practice thanks for the lyrics:))))

    posted 23 October 2013 - Report

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