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Wandering Afar

Wandering afar from my home above

Author: William J. Henry
Tune: [Wandering afar from my home above]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Wand’ring afar from my home above,
Far from the Savior’s arms of love;
Barren the fields I am feeding in,
Walking the downward paths of sin.

Calling today,
Calling today;
I will return to His arms of love
While He is calling today.

2 Wand’ring afar on a dreary road,
Bearing a sinful, heavy load;
Weary and seeking for rest, I pray,
I will return, O Lord, today. [Refrain]

3 Wand’ring afar, where the storm winds blow,
Feeling the pangs of guilt and woe;
Life is a burden, the future drear;
Can I thus die while help is near? [Refrain]

4 Wand’ring afar on the mountain wild,
Still He is calling, “Come, my child;
Hasten to Me, I will all forgive;
Perishing soul, oh, come and live!” [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: William J. Henry

Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wandering afar from my home above
Title: Wandering Afar
Author: William J. Henry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Calling today



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