Come to thy Father

Wanderer from thy Father's mansion

Author: Flora L. Best Harris
Tune: [Wand'rer from thy Father's mansion]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Wand’rer from thy Father’s mansion,
Soft as dews at even falling
Hear his gracious Spirit calling,
“Rise and come to me.”

Refrain:
Come, come, come to thy Father,
Thou wilt welcome be;
Come, come, come to thy Father,
Love will welcome thee.

2 All thy guilt shall be forgiven,
Festal joys his grace will offer,
Ring and robe his hand will proffer,
Rise and seek his face. [Refrain]

3 There shall be a sound of music,
Chiming sweet with angels’ voices;
Ev’ry harp in heav’n rejoices
When the lost is found. [Refrain]

4 Send, O send the joyful tidings
To thy Father’s heart of yearning;
Say, with footsteps homeward turning,
“I will rise and go.” [Refrain]

Source: Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #19

Author: Flora L. Best Harris

Birth: 1850, USA Death: Sep., 1909 Flora Lydia (Best) Harris was the daughter of Dr. David and Elizabeth (Lockart) Best. She was the 1st wife of Rev. Bishop Merriman Colbert Harris. He was a minister in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a writer and wrote on Japanese themes. In 1891 she translated the 10th century classic 'Tosa Niki' ('Diary or Log of a Journey From Tosa to Kyoto'). Mary Jane Haight-Eckert on Find A Grave web site Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer from thy Father's mansion
Title: Come to thy Father
Author: Flora L. Best Harris
Refrain First Line: Come, come, come to thy Father

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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #19TextAudioPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #334Page Scan
The Wells of Salvation: songs for the Sabbath School #30Page Scan



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