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Return, O ye lost ones, for why will ye stray

Return, O ye lost ones, for why will ye stray

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Return, O ye lost ones, for why will ye stray]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Return, O ye lost ones, for why will ye stray
Where cold winds are blowing, and dark is the way,
Perhaps but a footfall ‘twixt you and the grave?
Return unto Jesus the Mighty to Save.

Return, return, ye lost ones, return,
Haste from the darkness into the light;
Let there be joy in the presence of the angels
Over your newborn souls tonight.

2 Return, O ye lost ones, self-exiled from home,
The voice of the Spirit entreats you to come;
He calls, but you heed not; he speaks to your heart;
Beware, lest in sorrow from you he depart. [Refrain]

3 Return, O ye lost ones, and wander no more,
For soon will the summer and harvest be o’er;
The sheaves will be gathered, and what will you do
If there is no welcome in glory for you? [Refrain]

4 Return, O ye lost ones; this moment arise,
To him who redeemed you now lift up your eyes;
The light star is shining all lovely and bright,
Return unto Jesus, he’ll save you tonight. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #119

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Return, O ye lost ones, for why will ye stray
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Return, return, ye lost ones, return
Copyright: Public Domain



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Joyful Sound #119

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Sacred Trio #285

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The Sacred Trio #285

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