1 Away from our Father’s kingdom,
They have wandered far away,
Until the gath’ring shadows
Mark the evening of the day.
They have heard the Savior’s message,
But the whosoever will
By them never has been heeded,
Yet strive to gather them in.
Gather them in, oh, gather them in,
Tell them the story, the story of old;
Of Jesus, their Savior, their Savior and Friend,
Who is the Shepherd, the Shepherd of the sheep.
2 Away from our Father’s kingdom,
From the path of life divine,
In the hopeless night of ruin
Where no ray of light can shine.
Go tell the wond’rous story
Of him who saves from sin;
Oh, tell of his love so precious,
Implore them to enter in. [Refrain]
3 Away from our Father’s kingdom,
Yet his pardon they may know,
If they but come to the fountain
Where the healing waters flow.
They may have that sweet assurance
That shall make the heart rejoice,
If now they will hear the pleading
Of his kind and gentle voice. [Refrain]