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Like a wayward child I wandered

Like a wayward child I wandered

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Like a wayward child I wandered]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. Like a wayward child I wandered
From my Father’s house away,
But I hear His voice entreating,
And I’m coming home today.

Refrain
Coming, coming home,
Coming, coming home,
For I can no longer roam;
I am sad and broken hearted,
And I’m coming, coming home!

2. I have wandered in the darkness,
And my path was lone and drear,
But my Father did not leave me,
He was watching ever near. [Refrain]

3. O the rapture that awaits me
When I reach my Father’s door!
Once within its blest enclosure,
I am safe forevermore. [Refrain]

4. I will ask Him to forgive me
For the wrong that I have done,
To receive, accept and bless me,
Through His well belovèd Son. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4090

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like a wayward child I wandered
Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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The Cyber Hymnal #4090
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