Why dost thou wander away from thy Lord

Why dost thou wander away from thy Lord

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Tune: [Why dost thou wander away from thy Lord]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Why dost thou wander away from thy Lord?
Jesus is calling thee home;
Calling thee now through the truth of His word,
Jesus is calling thee home.
Now He is waiting the soul to receive,
Now He will help you His Word to believe,
Now every need of thy heart He’ll relieve;
Jesus is calling thee home.

Refrain:
Calling, calling,
Jesus is calling thee home;
Calling, calling,
Jesus is calling thee home.

2 Calling thee home from thy sin and its tears,
Jesus is calling thee home;
Calling thee home from thy sorrow and fears,
Jesus is calling thee home.
Why not accept your Redeemer tonight?
Why will you perish, with heaven in sight?
See through its portals the “Home-light” so bright;
Jesus is calling thee home. [Refrain]

3 All thy pollution He washes away,
Jesus is calling thee home;
Come with thy burden, He’ll not say thee nay,
Jesus is calling thee home.
Art thou unworthy? His blood yet avails;
Trembling and doubting, His word never fails;
Held by thy weakness, ‘tis Jesus prevails;
Jesus is calling thee home. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #142

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why dost thou wander away from thy Lord
Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Refrain First Line: Calling, calling, Jesus is calling me home

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The Gospel Pilot Hymnal: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday schools, young peoples' societies, gospel and social meetings #32Page Scan
The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d393
The Voice of Thanksgiving #142TextAudioPage Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #142Page Scan
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