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The Prodigal

Blessed Savior, I'm a long way from home

Author: John M. Henson
Tune: [Blessed Savior, I'm a long way from home]
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: John M. Henson

John Melvin Henson, 1887-1972 Born: August 23, 1887 in Cur­ryille, Georg­ia. Died: Ap­ril 22, 1972, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia. John Melvin Henson, who was born on Aug. 23, 1887, at Curryville, GA, and began teaching in singing schools in 1909. With Homer F. Morris, he founded the Morris-Henson Company. During his lifetime, he produced over 200 gospel songs, including "Anywhere Is Home," perhaps his best known, along with "I’ll Live In Glory," and "Happy Am I," that have appeared in some of our books. "Watching You" was copyrighted in 1915. The copyright was later owned by R. E. Winsett and eventually became the property of Ellis J. Crum. Henson died in 1972. --hymnstudiesblog.wordpress.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Savior, I'm a long way from home
Title: The Prodigal
Author: John M. Henson

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Encore #d18

Favorite Songs #d15

Radio Beams #83

Radio Specials and Spirituals #d16

Songs of Praise No. 5 #d12

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d25

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d24

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