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