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Come back to the Savior tonight

You long have been living away from your God

Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Tune: [You long have been living away from your God]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 You long have been living away from your God,
And sinning against the light.
You’ve traveled a rough and a dangerous road,
Come back to the Saviour tonight.

Refrain:
Come back to the Saviour tonight,
Come back to the Saviour tonight,
You’ve traveled a rough and a dangerous road,
Come back to the Saviour tonight.

2 You’ve wandered afar on the highway of sin,
Away from the pathway of right;
But Jesus is calling and bids you return,
Come back to the Saviour tonight. [Refrain]

3 E’en now you are nearing the dangerous ledge,
That hides the dark pit from your sight;
Turn back ere you find it forever too late,
Seek Jesus, and safety tonight. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #67

Author: Charles Edward Pollock

Charles Edward Pollock USA 1853-1928. Born at Newcastle, PA, he moved to Jefferson City, MO, when age 17. He was a cane maker for C W Allen. He also worked 20 years for the MO Pacific Railroad, as a depot clerk and later as Assistant Roadmaster. He was a musician and prolific songwriter, composing 5000+ songs, mostly used in Sunday school settings and church settings. He took little remuneration for his compositions, preferring they be freely used. He produced three songbooks: “Praises”, “Beauty of praise”, and “Waves of melody”. In 1886 he married Martha (Mattie) Jane Harris, and they had three children: Robert, Edward, and a daughter. He died in Merriam, KS. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You long have been living away from your God
Title: Come back to the Savior tonight
Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d216

Latter Rain Revival #d155

Open Door, Revival Songs. Rev. ed. #d62

Songs of Old-Time Power #d214

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 3 #d196

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Soul Inspiring Songs #67

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