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Come home

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1 Wand’rer, come home; you are slighting a Saviour,
Pleading for you with his Father on high,
Graciously calling, and tenderly saving,—
“Turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die?”

Prayers are ascending,
Angels are bending,
Mercy implores you no longer to roam;
Who will befriend you,
Protect and defend you?
None but your Saviour;
O wand’rer, come home.

2 Wand’rer, look up, and take heed to your footsteps,
Dangers await you, be wise and beware,
Broad is your way, but the path you are treading
Leads to the gate of eternal despair. [Refrain]

3 Wand’rer, come home, there is room, and a welcome;
Think what a price your redemption has cost:
Think of your Saviour, your wonderful Saviour,—
Oh, how he yearns o’er the wretched and lost. [Refrain]

4 Come to the arms that will gladly enfold you,
Come and remember He only can save;
Hated, yet loving, despised, yet forgiving,—
Freely his life for your ransom he gave. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #28

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer, come home, you are
Title: Come home
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Prayers are ascending