I've been trying to learn this song ever since I heard it on "Gods and Generals". It's really beautiful on the psaltery. Since I also play the dulcimer and other instruments, I haven't had much trouble with finding songs I like.  It's like playing a tune on the piano.  Once I learn the song, I no longer need sheet music. If anyone needs a song and I have it, I'd be glad to share it.

I also have You Raise Me Up which has been sung by several well-known performers.

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Comment by Terry Butler on January 28, 2012 at 1:58pm

I'm thinking THIS is the version most requested at funerals - most popular in churches around here at least.  Third version of GOING HOME - the Gaither version.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFGeQFGs4bY  

Comment by Donna Malus on January 28, 2012 at 1:48pm

Rick's link is the one I'm referring to, I should have listened to the other. Didn't think there would be two. Both beautiful though!

Comment by Rick Long on January 28, 2012 at 12:22pm
Comment by Terry Butler on January 28, 2012 at 11:49am

Are you thinking of the hymn - "Going Home" Donna?  That I could see being often requested at funerals.  The Mary Fahl version is a totally different song.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWbvTdIi2XI

Comment by Donna Malus on January 28, 2012 at 10:48am

Going Home is one of the songs we will be performing at the Bowed Psaltery Symphony in March. The arrangement by Tish Westman and Jackie Williams is simple and lovely. The best that I can tell is that it was adapted from the Largo, the second movement of Dvoraks 9th Symphony. Going Home is more spiritual and is  often requested at funerals, and one notation I found claimed it is the most requested, second only to Amazing Grace, at funerals.

I intend to do an ararngement of it for The Song of the Month this year, probably in two months. It's just beautiful.

 

Comment by Terry Butler on October 18, 2011 at 4:21pm

Just checked out the Going Home song - BEAUTIFUL.  Found I could play it fairly easily on my chromatic D psaltery.  Need to learn the tune though since it's not just ABAB like dulcimer songs but several separate parts. Finding it easier to learn playing along with the piano versions.  I'd never heard this before!  Thanks!

Comment by Donna Malus on October 15, 2011 at 10:47am
I would love you raise me up, I haven't heard Going Home yet, but I will check it out!

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