O wanderer on a dreary waste

O wanderer on a dreary waste

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O wanderer on a dreary waste]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O wand’rer on a dreary waste,
How dark thy life must be!
No home, no hope, no resting place,
On life's wide restless sea.

Come home, come home,
While open stands the gate;
Come home, come home,
O come ere it be too late.

2 O wand’rer on a desert wild,
Why wilt thou longer stay?
The sands of time are ebbing fast,
Thy Father calls today. [Refrain]

3 O wand’rer in a weary land,
Oppressed with want and woe,
Arise at once; O tarry not,
But to Thy Father go. [Refrain]

4 A step, a look, an act of faith,
A simple heart-felt pray'r,
Will bring thee to thy Father's home,
To dwell forever there. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #10

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O wanderer on a dreary waste
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home, while open stands the gate


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