The prodigal

The wonderful love the Father bestowed

Author: R. B. Mahaffey
Tune: [The wonderful love the father bestowed]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The wonderful love the father bestowed
On him who returned from worldly embrace,
Doth plainly foreshow how Christ will receive
The penitent soul that trusts in His grace.

Refrain:
Oh, prodigal, turn from folly and vice,
Oh, wander no more in sorrow and shame;
Repent of your sins, arise and return,
The Father awaits the lost to reclaim.

2 Away from your home and kindness so dear,
You long have remained ’mid hunger and cold;
There’s shelter and bread enough, and to spare,
Come hasten away, and enter the fold. [Refrain]

3 Oh, come and enjoy the bountiful feast,
The pardon and love, the mercy and grace;
Thro’ Jesus alone, who died to redeem
The fallen and lost, the sin-ruined race. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12309

Author: R. B. Mahaffey

Late 19th Century Mahaffey’s name is sometimes shown with the title "Professor," indicating he was probably a teacher. From around 1877-1882, he edited and published a monthly called The Musical Advocate in Altoona, Pennsylvania. His works include: Precious Jewels, with J. H. Leslie (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1878) Progress, with J. H. Leslie (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1879) Sabbath Carols (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1881) Music: CHRIST IS BORN OVER THE ROLLING SEA http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/h/mahaffey_rb.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The wonderful love the Father bestowed
Title: The prodigal
Author: R. B. Mahaffey
Refrain First Line: O wander no more
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12309
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The Cyber Hymnal #12309

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