Welcome the Wanderers In

Prodigals hungry and thirsty

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [Prodigals hungry and thirsty]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Prodigals hungry and thirsty,
Rove thro’ each highway and lane—
Bid them partake of the banquet,
Purchased by sorrow and pain.

Tell them the story of Jesus,
How He was offered for sin;
And from the highways and hedges,
Welcome the wanderers in!

2 Feeding on husks to starvation,
Wand’ring away from their home:
Bid them come home to the banquet,
Hasten while yet there is room. [Refrain]

3 Turn, oh, ye prodigals, homeward;
Father’s fond love ye shall share;
He has provided a banquet,
Where there’s enough and to spare. [Refrain]

Author: E. R. Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Prodigals hungry and thirsty
Title: Welcome the Wanderers In
Author: E. R. Latta
Refrain First Line: Tell them the story of Jesus
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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