O Wanderer Come Home

O why have you wandered so far from the right way? (Rexford)

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [O why have you wandered so far from the right way?]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 O why have you wandered so far from the right way?
Come home, come home;
The path you should tread is a safe way, bright way,
Come home, come home.

O wanderer, come, hear the Father entreat you,
Come home, come home;
He waits at the portals of heaven to greet you,
Come home, come home.

2 O think of the love that forever is calling,
Come home, come home;
The road is so rough, and the darkness is falling,
Come home, come home. [Refrain]

3 O grieve not the heart that forever is yearning,
Come home, come home;
God keeps in heav'n's window a light always burning,
Come home, come home. [Refrain]

4 O turn from the pathway of doubt and of danger,
Come home, come home;
And be to thy Father no longer a stranger,
Come home, come home. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O why have you wandered so far from the right way? (Rexford)
Title: O Wanderer Come Home
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O wanderer come, hear the Father entreat you



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