Far I have wandered, sadly I've squandered

Far I have wandered, sadly I've squandered

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Far I have wandered, sadly I’ve squandered]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Far I have wandered, sadly I’ve squandered
All the possessions that once were mine;
Evil hath bound me, darkness hath found me,
I am in need of grace divine.

I will arise and go to my Father,
In sin no more to roam;
He will forgive me,
He will receive me,
Now I am coming home.

2 I am returning, my heart is yearning,
Once more to know His forgiving grace;
Weary of straying, no more delaying,
Longing to see His blessed face. [Refrain]

3 Sin can not charm me, but only harm me,
Husks of the world can not satisfy;
I am relenting, truly repenting,
Surely He will not pass me by. [Refrain]

4 Sorrows enfold me, naught can uphold me,
While far away from the Lord I stray;
Hungry and weary, from byways dreary,
Gladly I’m coming home today. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #76

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far I have wandered, sadly I've squandered
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I will arise and go to my Father



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