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The Prodigal's Return

O blessed grief

Author: M. R. Watkinson
Tune: [O blessed grief]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O blessèd grief that brings relief
To prodigals afar!
The Father there has honored prayer,
And takes us as we are.

Refrain:
O wondrous grace that makes a place
For all who cease to roam!
With joyful song, and festive throng,
The Father takes us home.

2 From want and waste we gladly haste,
The heavenly hills we see;
We’re saved and blest, we’re home at rest,
With joy, dear Lord, in Thee. [Refrain]

3 The home long sought, the best robe brought,
The festal fatling slain—
The shoes, the ring, the hearts that sing—
O hear the joyful strain. [Refrain]

4 From wanderings vain, at home again,
The lost, the dead restored!
From His dear heart no more to part,
Nor from His regal board. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10232

Author: M. R. Watkinson

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Text Information

First Line: O blessed grief
Title: The Prodigal's Return
Author: M. R. Watkinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O wondrous grace
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10232
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10232

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