The Wanderer's Return

I have wandered, dearest Jesus

Tune: [I have wandered, dearest Jesus] (Currier)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1. I have wandered, dearest Jesus,
Far from thee;
I have steeled my heart against thee,
Calling me;
I have heard thy sweet voice pleading,
I have turned away unheeding,
But now docile to the leading
I shall be.

2. I have sinn'd against thee, Jesus,
Scorn'd thy Word;
I have shunn'd the light thy grace
And love afford;
I have mock'd thee and defied thee,
I have scorg'd and crucified thee,
Lo, I come, repentant; guide me,
Gentle Lord.

3. Nevermore to wander, Jesus,
Far from thee;
On my path a plenteous light thou
Shed'st for me;
Nevermore o'er symbols moping,
Not in man's vain power hoping,
Nor in darkness feebly groping
I am free.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #203

Text Information

First Line: I have wandered, dearest Jesus
Title: The Wanderer's Return
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Carols of Hope #203

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Scriptural Songs (Memorial Ed.) #98

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The Peacemaker #136

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