280. Return, O Wanderer, Return

1 Return, O wanderer, return,
And seek an injured Father's face;
Those warm desires that in thee burn
Were kindled by reclaiming grace.

2 Return, O wanderer, return
And seek a Father's melting heart;
His pitying eyes thy grief discern,
His hand can heal thy inward smart.

3 Return, O wanderer, return;
Thy Savior bids thy spirit live.
Go to His bleeding feet and learn
How freely Jesus can forgive.

4 Return, O wanderer, return
And wipe away the falling tear;
'Tis God who says, "No longer mourn;"
'Tis Mercy's voice invites thee near.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Return, O wanderer, return
Title: Return, O Wanderer, Return
Author: William B. Collyer (1806, cento, alt.)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Luke 15:18
Topic: Invitation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ABENDS
Composer: Herbert S. Oakeley (1874)
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major



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