O! The Love That Sought Me

I was lost and madly wandering

Author: Charles A. Parker
Tune: [I was lost and madly wand'ring] (Stebbins)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I was lost and madly wand’ring,
Farther, farther did I roam,
When I heard a sweet voice calling:
Child of Mine, come home, come home!

Oh, the love divine that sought me,
Love that would not let me go;
Love surpassing that of mother,
Calling me from sin and woe.

2 Yet I heeded not the message,
Tho’ it deeply touched my heart;
In my sin I still found pleasure,
E’en while aching from its smart. [Refrain]

3 Still He called me—softly called me,
Followed me far o’er the wild;
Day by day I heard Him calling,
Oh! come home, come home, My child. [Refrain]

4 Thus He sought me, wooed and won me,
As a lover woos his bride;
Now with Him I’m safe abiding,
Walking closely by His side. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14311

Author: Charles A. Parker

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Text Information

First Line: I was lost and madly wandering
Title: O! The Love That Sought Me
Author: Charles A. Parker
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the love divine that sought me
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14311
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The Cyber Hymnal #14311

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