The prodigal child

O prodigal, come, I am waiting, Why tarry

Author: E. C. Avis
Tune: [O, prodigal, come, I am waiting]
Published in 8 hymnals

Full Text

1 O, prodigal, come, I am waiting,
Why tarry on mountains so bare?
Why perish with cold and with hunger?
There's bread enough yet and to spare.

Refrain:
Come home, Come home,
O prodigal child, come home,
And squander thy substance no longer;
O prodigal child, come home.

2 O, prodigal, come, I am waiting,
The Savior said sweetly and low;
Thy sins tho' they be red as scarlet,
I'll make them as white as the snow. [Refrain]

3 O, prodigal, come, I am waiting,
From pleasures of sin turn away;
Make haste and come back to thy Father,
Thy soul may be lost in delay! [Refrain]

4 O, prodigal, come, I am waiting,
Eternity now draweth nigh;
Return and believe on the Savior,
And thou shalt have treasures on high. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #17

Author: E. C. Avis

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Text Information

First Line: O prodigal, come, I am waiting, Why tarry
Title: The prodigal child
Author: E. C. Avis
Refrain First Line: Come home
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #17TextPage Scan
Crowning Glory: revised for use in the church, evangelistic meetings, Sunday school, young people's societies, and the home #17Page Scan
Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d218
Sacred Melodies: Nos.1 and 2 combined (As used by Evangelist H. W. Brown and others, in Gospel Meetings and other religious services) #182Page Scan
Songs of Life and Power #d109
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d260
The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #99Page Scan
The King in His Beauty #d134
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