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Where is my wandering boy tonight, The boy of my tenderest care

Where is my wandering boy tonight, The boy of my tenderest care

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Where is my wandering boy tonight]
Published in 78 hymnals

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1 Where is my wand’ring boy tonight,
The boy of my tend’rest care,
The boy that was once my joy and light,
The child of my love and pray’r?

Refrain:
O where is my boy tonight?
O where is my boy tonight?
My heart o’erflows, for I love him, he knows;
O where is my boy tonight?

2 Once he was pure as morning dew,
As he knelt at his mother’s knee;
No face was as bright, no heart more true,
And none was so sweet as he. [Refrain]

3 O, could I see you now, my boy,
As fair as in olden time,
When prattle and smile made home a joy,
And life was a merry chime! [Refrain]

4 Go for my wand’ring boy tonight;
Go search for him where you will;
But bring him to me with all his blight,
And tell him I love him still. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #21

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where is my wandering boy tonight, The boy of my tenderest care
Author: Robert Lowry
Refrain First Line: O where is my boy tonight

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The Cyber Hymnal #7491
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