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.

Refrain:
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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