Father, again in Jesus’ Name we meet. Lady Lucy E. G. Whitmore. [Lent Evening.] First published in her Family Prayers, &c, 1824, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, as No. 8 of the 14 hymns appended thereto. It is based on St. Luke xv. 20. In 1833 Bickersteth gave it, with slight alteration, in his Christian Psalmody, No. 584. This was repeated by several editors as the original text. In the Rev. F. Pott's Hymns, &c, 1861; the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and others, stanza ii. is omitted. It is a hymn of more than usual merit, and is in extensive use in Great Britain. In America it is also found in a few collections, including Laudes Domini, 1884. In Windle it is attributed in error to "White." Original text in Hymnal Companion No. 14.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)