Advent Hymnals

098. WHERE IS MY BOY TO-NIGHT?

Christ in Song,

1.
Where is my wand'ring boy to-night
The boy of my tenderest care,
The boy that was once my joy and light,
The child of my love and prayer?

Chorus:
O where is my boy to-night?
O where is my boy to-night?
My heart o'erflows, for I love him, he knows;
O where is my boy to-night?

2.
Once he was pure as morning dew,
As he knelt at his mother's knee;
No face was so bright, no heart more true,
And none was so sweet as he.  [Chorus]

3.
O could I see you now, my boy,
As fair as is olden time,
When prattle and smile made home a joy,
And life was a merry chime;  [Chorus]

4.
Go for my wand'ring boy to-night;
Go, search for him where you will;
But bring him to me with all his blight,
And tell him I love him still.  [Chorus]

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Title Where Is My Boy To-night?
Key G Major
Titles O where is my boy to-night?
First Line Where is my wand'ring boy tonight
Author R. L.
Year 1908
Composer Robert Lowry, D. D.
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Tune Where is my wand'ring boy to-night
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Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls
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