We Are Coming

Wanderer from Jesus, weary, sad and lone

Author: J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [Wanderer from Jesus, weary, sad and lone] (Lorenz)
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wanderer from Jesus, weary, sad, and lone,
Hear him gently calling now for thee;
Hear his precious promise to the erring one,
“I will love you freely; come to me.”

We are coming, loving Savior,
We are coming in our wretchedness and woe;
Oh, receive us!
Oh, relive us!
Do the fullness of thy grace on us bestow.

2 He will love you freely, your backslidings heal;
he will turn your darkness into day;
Pleasant paths of peace the Spirit will reveal,
He will lead you in the King’s highway. [Chorus]

3 Wanderer from Jesus, why not now return?
Why in sin and darkness longer stay?
Hasten to the feet of Jesus, there to learn
All about the Life, the Truth, the Way. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #114

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer from Jesus, weary, sad and lone
Title: We Are Coming
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are coming, loving Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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