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.

Refrain:
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

J Howard Entwisle USA 1865-1901. Born in PA, he became a musician and songbook editor-compiler in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1890s. He collaberated with William J Kirkpatrick, also of Philadelphia, promoting gospel songs. He helped compile “Songs of love and praise #4”, then later “Songs of love and praise #5”. Other published works were: “Bright melodies” (1899), “Heavenly sunlight” (1900), “Exalted praise” (1901). He died in Philadelphia. John Perry  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
Copyright: Public Domain

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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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