Wandering Away

Wanderer away from Jesus, In the winding ways of sin

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Wanderer away from Jesus] (Shaw)
Published in 17 hymnals

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer away from Jesus, In the winding ways of sin
Title: Wandering Away
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wandering away, wandering away
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Bells of Heaven #d404

Bells of Heaven #d426

Bells of Heaven #d369

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Favorite Gospel Songs #21

Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d188

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Harvest Bells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 #304

Heart Praise #d203

Hymns for Him. 1st ed. #d80

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 #22

Revive Us #d84

Sacred Chimes, a Book of New and Old Hymns and Tunes #d215

Salvation Melodies No. 1 #d106

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d370

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The Morning Star #28

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The New Gospel Song Book #144

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The Standard Church Hymnal #354

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