Come home

Once I wandered far from Jesus (Sherman)

Author: Eliza M. Sherman
Tune: [Once I wandered far from Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once I wandered far from Jesus,
Far from joy and far from home;
But the loving Savior missed me,
And he gently called me home.

Refrain:
Softly comes the still, small whisper,
“Come, my child, no longer roam;
Come to me, while I am calling,
Child of love, come home, come home.”

2 But I heeded not his calling,
Would not hear the voice so sweet,
So I wandered on unheeding,
Tho’ the thorns did wound my feet. [Refrain]

3 But the way grew dark and dreary,
When his face I could not see,
And I called in bitter anguish,
“O my Savior, come to me.” [Refrain]

4 Then again my darken’d pathway
Brightly glow’d with Jesus’ smile,
For, unknown, my loving Savior
Stood beside me all the while. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #107

Author: Eliza M. Sherman

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Text Information

First Line: Once I wandered far from Jesus (Sherman)
Title: Come home
Author: Eliza M. Sherman
Refrain First Line: Softly comes the still, small whisper
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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