The Father's House

O wanderer, come to the Father's home

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [O wanderer, come to the Father's home]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O wand’rer, come to the Father’s home!
Why wilt thou further roam?
There’s joy and rest for the weary breast
In the Father’s home.

Then come to the Father’s home;
No longer sadly roam;
There’s joy and rest for the weary breast
In the Father’s home.

2 Why linger away on the mountains cold?
Why friendless and hopeless roam?
There’s bread to spare, and there’s room for all,
In the Father’s home. [Refrain]

3 O come, and taste of the Father’s love;
Return, no more to roam;
For loved ones wait at the golden gate
Of the Father’s home. [Refrain]

4 Then come and rest in your Father’s house,
Beneath its shelt’ring dome;
There’s joy and peace that shall never cease
In the Father’s home. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #20

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1902. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O wanderer, come to the Father's home
Title: The Father's House
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then come to the Father's home
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Songs No. 2 #20

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d126

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