Though I wandered far from Jesus

Though I wandered far from Jesus

Author: James C. Bateman
Published in 2 hymnals

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THOUGH I wandered far from Jesus
In the paths of sin,
Yet I heard him gently calling:
Wanderer, come in.

Refrain:
Yes, he gave me peace and pardon,
Joy without alloy.

2 Though my burden pressed me sorely
And my courage failed,
Christ released me, and his goodness
O’er my sin prevailed.

3 Now I live for Christ my Saviour,
Live to do his will;
Though the path be dark and thorny,
I shall conquer still.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #391

Author: James C. Bateman

James C. Bateman was born on No­vem­ber 18, 1854 in Hull, York­shire, Eng­land. Bate­man be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer sing­ing and play­ing the ban­jo in mu­sic halls, while al­so work­ing at an oil mill. He was con­vert­ed af­ter at­tend­ing a Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) hall in Sul­coates. He later joined the Salvation Army, be­com­ing an of­fi­cer in 1882. He served in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Crad­ley Heath, North­amp­ton, Man­ches­ter Open­shaw, Han­ley, and Mid­dles­bo­rough, and con­trib­ut­ed a num­ber of songs to The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist. He died on June 5, 1888 in Pentre, South Wales. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Though I wandered far from Jesus
Author: James C. Bateman
Refrain First Line: Yes, he gave me peace and pardon
Copyright: Public Domain

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