Pleading voice

Weary, wandering child of grief

Author: J. L. Louderback
Tune: [Weary, wandering child of grief]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary, wand’ring child of grief,
Hear the Saviour’s pleading call,
Who for sinners, e’en the chief,
Died to save you from the fall.

2 O believe Him, O receive Him,
Christ in mercy bids you come;
O believe Him, O receive Him,—
In thy sins no longer roam.

3 What tho’ steeped in darkest crime,
Foul, unclean, and stained with sin,
Jesus knows it all the time,
Seeks to make and keep you clean.

4 In thy course, O wand’rer, pause,
Listen to the voice of love,—
Christ the Saviour pleads thy cause
In the courts of heaven above.

5 And when life’s great race is run,
And thy conflicts all are past;
Heav’n in view, thy victory won,
God shall crown you His at last.

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #34

Author: J. L. Louderback

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Text Information

First Line: Weary, wandering child of grief
Title: Pleading voice
Author: J. L. Louderback
Refrain First Line: O believe, O receive him



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