Wherever you wander, come home

Your Savior has written a message to you

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Your Savior has written a message to you]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Your Savior has written a message to you,
It follows wherever you roam,
And this is the message so blessed and true,
“Wherever you wander, come home!”

Refrain:
Come home! Come home!
Wherever you wander, come home!
Wherever you are, and wherever you roam,
Your Savior is calling: “Come home!”

2 No matter how dark is the stain of your sin,
His love still entreats you to come;
In Him to find healing, new life to begin,
“Wherever you wander, come home!” [Refrain]

3 He knows you are driven and lost in the night,
Afar on the wild billows’ foam;
For you is still burning, the home-guiding light,
“Wherever you wander, come home!” [Refrain]

4 His mercy and pardon, His peace and His love,
He sends you wherever you roam;
What more can He offer, your welcome to prove,
“Wherever you wander, come home!” [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #178

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

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First Line: Your Savior has written a message to you
Title: Wherever you wander, come home
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home, wherever you wander

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