Come, Prodigal Child

Come, prodigal child, to your Father

Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Tune: [Come, prodigal, child, to your Father]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, prodigal child, to your Father,
Why feed on the mountains so bare?
I’m waiting, why stay any longer?
There’s bread enough and to spare.

Come home, come home,
Though weary and tired you roam;
Come home, come home,
O prodigal child, come home.

2 Come, prodigal child, there is danger
Of staying away too long;
Oh! stop where you are and remember,
You’ve gone from the right to the wrong. [Refrain]

3 Come, prodigal child, do not tarry;
Why perish with hunger and cold?
Though fearful and wretched and weary,
The Father says, “Come to the fold.” [Refrain]

4 Come, prodigal child, oh, remember
From whence you are fallen, to roam;
Make haste and return to the Father,
Whose mercy will welcome you home. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

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Text Information

First Line: Come, prodigal child, to your Father
Title: Come, Prodigal Child
Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #143

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