Somebody's Boy

Homeless and friendless he wanders today

Author: Floy S. Armstrong
Tune: [Homeless and friendless he wanders today]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Homeless and friendless he wanders today
Into the pathways of shame;
Only a drunkard, an outcast, you say,
But he’s somebody’s boy, just the same.

Chorus:
Somebody’s boy! Somebody’s boy!
What if that boy were mine?
Somebody’s boy! Somebody’s boy!
What if that boy were mine?

2 Somewhere it may be a mother in prayer
Whispers the wanderer’s name;
Tho’ he has spurned both her counsel and care
He is some mother’s boy, just the same. [Chorus]

3 See how the tempter, destructive and bold,
Ever is seeking for prey;
Tales of wrecked manhood and ruin are told—
Of the boys that are ruined each day. [Chorus]

4 Spurn then the gold from the dramseller’s hand
Buying your sanction to vice;
Banish the dramshops that darken our land,
For your boy and my boy pays the price. [Chorus]


Source: The New Make Christ King #243

Author: Floy S. Armstrong

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Text Information

First Line: Homeless and friendless he wanders today
Title: Somebody's Boy
Author: Floy S. Armstrong
Refrain First Line: Somebody's boy
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

A Messenger for Jesus #d86

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Diadems #88

Inspiring Hymns #361

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Joy to the World #326

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d74

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d26

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The New Make Christ King #243

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