Advent Hymnals

003. WELCOME! WANDERER, WELCOME!

Christ in Song,

1.
In the land of strangers,
Whither thou art gone,
Hear a far voice calling,
"My son!  my son!"

Chorus:
"Welcome!  wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away;
Come home!  come home!"

2.
"From the land of hunger,
Fainting, famished, lone,
Come to love and gladness,
My son!  my son!  [Chorus]

3.
"Leave the haunts of riot,
Wasted, woe be gone,
Sick at heart and weary,
My son!  my son!  [Chorus]

4.
"See the door still open!  
Thou art still my own;
Eyes of love are on thee,
My son!  my son!  [Chorus]

5.
"Far off thou hast wandered;
Wilt thou farther roam?
Come, and all is pardoned,
My son!  my son!  [Chorus]

6.
"See the well-spread table,
Unforgotten one!
Here is rest and plenty,
My son!  my son!  [Chorus]

7.
"Thou art friendless, homeless,
Hopeless, and undone;
Mine is love unchanging,
My son!  my son!"  [Chorus]

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Title Welcome! Wanderer, Welcome!
Key F Major
Titles "Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
First Line In the land of strangers
Author Horatius Bonar
Year 1908
Composer Ira D. Sankey
Hymnal -
Tune In the land of strangers
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: Returning to God
Texts Luke 15:24
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