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 >

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