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

Representative 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.

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



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Crowning Glory No. 1 #17

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Crowning Glory #17

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The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d260

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