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I will say Yes to Jesus

I've been a wanderer far from God

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [I've been a wanderer far from God]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ve been a wand’rer far from God
Upon the mountains of sin,
A weary outcast from the fold,
My soul all dark within;
But ah! the Savior pleads with me
In gentle, loving voice,
I cannot turn my Lord away–
I’ll make him now my choice.

I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
With outstretched hands my Savior stands,
And beckons the wand’rer to come;
I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
Without delay I’ll now obey,
And he will welcome me home.

2 I hear the Savior’s loving voice,
No more his pleading I’ll spurn,–
So weary, too, of earth’s cold cheer,
So eager to return To pastures green, where I can feed
My hungry, sin-sick soul,
And there my Savior’s child to be
While endless ages roll. [Refrain]

3 Oh, blessed service of my Lord,
A trusted servant to be,
A foll’wer of the blessed One,
A slave, and yet so free!
Eternal life in heav’n above,
In mansions fair and bright,
A place with Jesus near the throne
Will be my soul’s delight. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #10

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

Born: Circa 1865, Pennsylvania. Died: December 16, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entwisle was living in Chester, Pennsylvania, as of 1880. His works include: Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4, with John Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897) Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, by John Sweney, Frank M. Davis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1898) Bright Melodies, with John Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1899) Exalted Praise, with Powell Fithian (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: MacCalla & Company, 1901) --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've been a wanderer far from God
Title: I will say Yes to Jesus
Author: J. Howard Entwisle



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Bright Melodies #200

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Exalted Praise #146

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #10

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #200

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The Bow of Promise #106

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