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Wandering child, O come home

Have you wandered away From your Father's care

Author: Kem G. Bottorf
Tune: [Have you wandered away] (Bottorf)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you wandered away from your Father's care,
Heavy hearted and sad do you roam?
There's a sweet gentle voice calling now to you--
Wand-ring child, wand'ring child, O come home.

Chorus:
Child, come home, child come home,
Wand'ring child, why longer roam?
'Tis thy Father entreats--
Wand'ring child, O come home.
Child, come home, child come home,
Wand'ring child, why longer roam?
'Tis thy Father entreats--
Wand'ring child, O come home.

2 Is your frail bark adrift on life's raging sea,
Are you tossed on its billows and foam?
There's a safe harbor home, waiting now for you--
Wand-ring child, wand'ring child, O come home. [Chorus]

3 He is pleading today, heed His gentle voice,
As He bids you no longer to roam,
To that dear Father's house haste without delay--
Wand-ring child, wand'ring child, O come home. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #198

Author: Kem G. Bottorf

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Text Information

First Line: Have you wandered away From your Father's care
Title: Wandering child, O come home
Author: Kem G. Bottorf
Refrain First Line: Child, come home

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Coleman's Songs for Men #d27

Diamonds #d57

Golden Bells #109

Gospel Crusade Hymns #d26

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New Songs for Service #272

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #193

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Songs for Service #183

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #898

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Victory Songs #198

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