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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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

Representative Text

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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Songs of Full Salvation #76

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