Come Home, My Erring Child

One evening while burdened with care

Author: W. Ryland Martin
Tune: [One evening while burdened with care]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 One ev’ning while burdened with care,
Opposing my Savior so fair,
A sinner, a human disguisèd,
One lonely, forsaken, despised.

Christ who was crucified,
In love’s compassion cried,
"Come home, My erring child,
I’ll make thee whole";
O’er me the peaceful dove
Spread the broad wings of love;
Longed I for Heav’n above,
Home of the soul.

2 Tho’ weary of earth’s fiercest din,
Arrayed in the garments of sin,
I held to my sad unbelief,
But should have been seeking relief. [Refrain]

3 Now finding my hopes were in vain,
That Christ for the sinner was slain,
Then I who had wandered astray,
Returned to my Savior’s own way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12916

Author: W. Ryland Martin

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Text Information

First Line: One evening while burdened with care
Title: Come Home, My Erring Child
Author: W. Ryland Martin
Refrain First Line: Christ who was crucified in love's compassion cried
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12916
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The Cyber Hymnal #12916

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