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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 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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.

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... #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
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #10658

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