Return, O wanderer, to thy homeAuthor: Thomas Hastings
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1 Return, O wand’rer, to thy home,
Thy Father calls for thee;
No longer now an exile roam,
In guilt and misery.
Steal away, steal away,
Steal away to Jesus;
Steal away, steal away home,
For Jesus waits to save you.
2 Return, O wand’rer, to thy home,
'Tis Jesus calls for thee;
The Spirit and the Bride say,
Come, O now for refuge flee. [Refrain]
3 Return, O wand’rer, to thy home,
'Tis madness to delay;
There are no pardons in the tomb,
And brief is mercy's day. [Refrain]
Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #47
Return, 0 wanderer, to thy home, p. 494, ii. 16. In the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, No. C28, the first stanza of this hymn by Dr. Hastings is given as stanza i., and the remaining stanzas ii.-vi. are by the Rev. A. G. Purchas of Auckland, New Zealand, and musical editor of the New Zealand Hymnal. Mr. Purchas wrote those stanzas during the Mission held by Messrs. Bodington and Mason, in New Zealand in 1886. The hymn in this form was printed as a leaflet for use in the Mission.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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