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351. Wandering Afar

1 Wand’ring afar from my home above,
Far from the Savior’s arms of love;
Barren the fields I am feeding in,
Walking the downward paths of sin.

Refrain:
Calling today,
Calling today;
I will return to His arms of love
While He is calling today.

2 Wand’ring afar on a dreary road,
Bearing a sinful, heavy load;
Weary and seeking for rest, I pray,
I will return, O Lord, today. [Refrain]

3 Wand’ring afar, where the storm winds blow,
Feeling the pangs of guilt and woe;
Life is a burden, the future drear;
Can I thus die while help is near? [Refrain]

4 Wand’ring afar on the mountain wild,
Still He is calling, “Come, my child;
Hasten to Me, I will all forgive;
Perishing soul, oh, come and live!” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Wand'ring afar from my home above
Title: Wandering Afar
Author: William J. Henry (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.4.4.9.7
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:2
Topic: Decision
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wandering_Afar); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (413); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (34)
Refrain First Line: Calling today
Tune Information
Name: [Wand'ring afar from my home above]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.4.4.9.7
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wandering_Afar); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (413); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (34)



Media
MIDI file: Wandering_Afar.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wandering_Afar)




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