Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

My boy has wandered far from home

My boy has wandered far from home

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [My boy has wandered far from home]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My boy has wander’d far from home!
So far, I know not where;
I know temptation lurketh near,
And sin has spread a snare.

Refrain:
My boy has wander’d far from home!
O Savior, hear my plea;
And ye who seek for erring feet,
Go bring him back to me.

2 My boy has wander’d far from home!
The storm is dark and wild;
And bitter foes, on ruin bent,
Pursue my wand’ring child. [Refrain]

3 My boy has wander’d far from home!
And oh, to see his face,
Although it bears the stamp of sin,
And death has left its trace. [Refrain]

4 My boy has wander’d far from home!
But love can never sleep,
I, thro’ the long and painful hours,
My lonely vigil keep. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #79

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My boy has wandered far from home
Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Triumphant Songs No.2 #79

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements