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