Come home, dear sinner, while the light

Come home, dear sinner, while the light

Author: John H. Stockton
Tune: [Come home, dear sinner, while the light]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come home, dear sinner, while the light
Is beaming on your way,—
The door stands open wide for you,
Return while yet you may.

Refrain:
Come home, come home, dear child, come home,
Your Father bids you come;
Come home, come home, just now come home,
O weary wand’rer come.

2 Come home, dear sinner, by the cross,
Your Saviour waits for you;
He’ll cleanse away your earthly dross,
And make you happy too. [Refrain]

3 Come home, dear sinner, while you feel
The spirit move your hear;
While at the mercy-seat you kneel,
With every idol part. [Refrain]

4 Come home, dear sinner, while you may,
The church is calling, too;
With earnest faith begin to pray,
And heav’n will welcome you. [Refrain]

5 Come home, dear sinner, Jesus’ blood
Can wash out every stain;
Plunge now into the crimson flood
Of him who once was slain. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #23

Author: John H. Stockton

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875. Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come home, dear sinner, while the light
Author: John H. Stockton
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home, dear child

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