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Coming Home

I've wandered far o'er sin's dark wild

Author: T. H.
Tune: [I've wandered far o'er sin's dark wild] (Harris)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I’ve wandered far o’er sin’s dark wind,
I’m coming home tonight;
My Father calls, “Come back, my child;”
I’m coming home tonight.

I’m coming home tonight,
I’m coming home tonight, tonight;
Open the door, dear Lord, for me,
I’m coming home tonight.

2 Long have I sought sweet peace and rest,
I’m coming home tonight;
Yet all in vain has been my quest,
I’m coming home tonight. [Refrain]

3 Coming to Jesus’ wounded side,
I’m coming home tonight;
Coming to Christ the crucified,
I’m coming home tonight. [Refrain]

4 Let me abide, dear Lord, with Thee,
I’m coming home tonight;
O let me all Thy glory see,
I’m coming home tonight. [Refrain]

Source: The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #174

Author: T. H.

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've wandered far o'er sin's dark wild
Title: Coming Home
Author: T. H.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm coming home tonight
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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