The prodigal child

The Savior invites you, poor wanderer, come

Author: W. F. Cosner
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Savior invites you, poor wanderer, come,
The Father is waiting to welcome you home;
Now cease from your wand’ring, so lonely and wild,
Return to your Father, O prodigal child.

Refrain:
O come, trembling mourner, oh, come, and be blest,
Here lay down your burden that you may find rest.
Be cleansed from your sin, and to God reconciled,
Return to your Father, O prodigal child.

2 Return to the Father who holds you so dear;
Say, why will you perish when plenty is near?
Tho’ poor and unworthy, with sin all defiled,
The Father will welcome His prodigal child. [Refrain]

3 Poor wanderer, haste, for the night draweth nigh;
Say, will you linger still there in darkness and die?
Oh, leave the lone desert, where shadows are piled;
Return to your Father, O prodigal child. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12258

Author: W. F. Cosner

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Text Information

First Line: The Savior invites you, poor wanderer, come
Title: The prodigal child
Author: W. F. Cosner
Refrain First Line: O come trembling mourner
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12258
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The Cyber Hymnal #12258

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