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THE PRODIGAL SON




Out in the wilderness
wild and drear,
Sadly Iíve wandered
for many a year,
Driven by hunger
and filled with fear,
I will arise and go;
Backward with sorrow
my steps to trace,
Seeking my heavenly Fatherís face,
Willing to take
but a servantís place,
I will arise and go.

Back to my Father and home,
Back to my Father and home,
I will arise and go
Back to my Father and home.



Why should I perish
in dark despair,
Here where thereís no one
to help or care,
When there is shelter
and food to spare?
I will arise and go;
Deeply repenting
the wrong Iíve done,
Worthy no more to be called a son,
Hoping my Father
His child may own,
I will arise and go.

Back to my Father and home,
Back to my Father and home,
I will arise and go
Back to my Father and home.



Sweet are the memories
that come to me,
Faces of loved ones again I see,
Visions of home
where I used to be,
I will arise and go;
Others have gone
who had wandered, too,
They were forgiven,
were clothed anew,
Why should I linger
with home in view?
I will arise and go.

Back to my Father and home,
Back to my Father and home,
I will arise and go
Back to my Father and home.



O that I never had gone astray!
Life was all radiant
with hope one day,
Now all its treasures
Iíve thrown away,
Yet Iíll arise and go;
Something is saying,
ďGod loves you still,
Thoí you have treated
His love so ill,Ē
I must not wait,
for the night grows chill,
I will arise and go.

Back to my Father and home,
Back to my Father and home,
I will arise and go
Back to my Father and home.


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      Dates: 1914
      Bible Refs: Lk 15:18;
      MUSIC
      Name: THE PRODIGAL SON
      Meter: .
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