The Sinner and the Song

A sinner was wandering at eventide

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [A sinner was wandering at eventide]
Published in 61 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A sinner was wand’ring at eventide,
His tempter was watching close by at his side;
In his heart raged a battle for right against wrong;
But hark! from the church he hears the sweet song:
Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly.

2 He lingered and listened to ev’ry sweet chord,
He remembered the time he once loved the Lord:
Come on! says the tempter, come on with the throng;
But hark! from the church again swells the song:
While the billows near me roll,
While the tempest still is high.

3 O tempter, depart, I have served thee too long.
I fly to the Saviour, He dwells in the song:
O Lord, can it be, that a sinner like me
May find a sweet refuge by coming to Thee?
Other refuge have I none:
Hands my helpless soul on Thee.
I come, Lord, I come,
Thou’lt forgive the dark past,
And O, receive my soul at last.

Source: The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #94

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A sinner was wandering at eventide
Title: The Sinner and the Song
Author: Will L. Thompson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 61 of 61)

A Messenger for Jesus #d7

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #291

A.M.E. Hymnal #d4

Bells of Heaven #d4

Bells of Heaven #d7

Bells of Heaven #d5

Blessed Hope Hymnal #d1

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Choice Songs #51

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Crowning Day No. 4 #252

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Crowning Glory No. 2 #153

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Diadems #220

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Favorite Gospel Songs #84

Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d2

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Favorite Solos #187

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Glad Tidings in Song #206

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Harp of Zion #d2

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Herald of Praise #150

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Hymns for His Praise #54

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d4

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d4

Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 #d4

Inspiring Hymns #210

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Joy to the World #207

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Lasting Hymns #72

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Make Christ King #120

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Make Christ King. Combined #163

Ministry of Song #d4

New Hosannas #d1

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d6

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Popular Hymns Number 2 #237

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Rescue Songs #93

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #176

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Sermons in Song #175

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Service Hymnal #246

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Songs of Saving Power #d5

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Songs of the Peacemaker #190

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Songs of Victory #462

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Spiritual hymns of worship #d4

Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d2

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The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #94

The Children's Bible Hour Song Favorites #d1

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The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d2

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The Peacemaker #190

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Winning Songs #162

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World Wide Revival Songs #191

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #202

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