As Rebels, Lord, Who Foolishly Have Wandered

But man rebels, and for one tast doth choose

Author: Matthew Hale; Author: Stephen P. Starke
Tune: WELCOME (Blersch)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 As rebels, Lord, who foolishly have wandered
Far from Your love--unfed, unclean, unclothed--
Dare we recall Your wealth so rashly squandered,
Dare hope to glean that bounty which we loathed?

2 Still we return, our contrite words rehearsing,
Speech, that within Your warm embrace soon dies;
All of our guilt, our shame, our pain reversing
As tears of joy and welcome fill Your eyes.

3 A feast of love for us You are preparing;
We who were lost, You give an honored place!
"Come, eat; come, drink, and be no more despairing--
Here taste again the treasures of My grace."

Source: Lutheran Service Book #612

Author: Matthew Hale

(no biographical information available about Matthew Hale.) Go to person page >

Author: Stephen P. Starke

Stephen P. Starke authored sts. 2-4 of "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling" in Lutheran Service Book #827 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: But man rebels, and for one tast doth choose
Title: As Rebels, Lord, Who Foolishly Have Wandered
Author: Matthew Hale
Author: Stephen P. Starke
Language: English
Copyright: © 1992 Stephen P. Starke; admin. Concordia Publishing House



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