Wandering afar from the love that bought

Wandering afar from the love that bought

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Wandering afar from the love that bought]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Wand’ring afar from the love that bought,
Straying away from the love that sought,
Many are slighting the Saviour’s thought,
With never a word of excuse.

Refrain:
Never a word of excuse!
Never a word of excuse!
Never a reason for going away,
Answering not when He calls today!
Souls that are slighting Him,
Stay, O stay!
You have never a word of excuse.

2 Jesus has finished the work begun,
Perfect redemption His death has won,
Nothing, O nothing is left undone,—
You have never a word of excuse. [Refrain]

3 List! He is tenderly calling still,
Patiently waiting your soul to fill;
You may be blest if you only will,—
You have never a word of excuse. [Refrain]

4 Come to His now, ere He turns away!
Hearken and follow, believe, obey,
Look to Him, love Him, and watch and pray,—
You have never a word of excuse. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #54

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wandering afar from the love that bought
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Never a word of excuse



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