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1 Welcome home, O wandering child,
Leave sin’s mountain dark and wild;
Hear the Father’s voice now bidding you return!
Worldly pleasures are but vain,
In their midst, O why remain?
Enter now the narrow way, its rapture learn!
Do you hear the invitation:
Welcome home, O wandering child!
For your soul there’s free salvation,
Welcome home today, O weary, wandering child.
2 Welcome home—O words of cheer,
Falling on the sinner’s ear;
Fully trust in Him, the only refuge true!
Whosoever will may come
Unto pardon, love, and home,
And be happy thro’ His wondrous grace anew. [Refrain]
3 Welcome home, the Savior stands
With extended, pleading hands;
Will you tarry, and His heart so tender grieve?
There is danger if you wait,
Since the hour is growing late,
Come today, behind you sin and sorrow leave. [Refrain]