So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

Dear Savior, Take Us Home

We wandered from Thy fold

Author: Laura Elmer
Tune: [We wandered from Thy fold]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We wandered from Thy fold,
So safe, so warm;
We shivered in the cold,
The pelting storm.

O take us, take us home.
Dear Savior, take us home;
Too long, too long we’ve wandered,
Dear Savior, take us home.

2 All weary, worn and sore,
And sad—so sad—
We linger at Thy door;
O make us glad. [Refrain]

3 Now keep us by Thy side,
No more to stray;
Be Thou our friend and guide
Along life’s way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8134

Author: Laura Elmer

(no biographical information available about Laura Elmer.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We wandered from Thy fold
Title: Dear Savior, Take Us Home
Author: Laura Elmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O take us, take us home
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8134
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8134

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us