My son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.@Luke 15:24
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Charles H. Gabriel, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

God is calling the prodigal,
Come without delay,
Hear, O hear Him calling,
Calling now for thee.
Tho’ you’ve wandered so far from His presence,
Come today,
Hear His loving voice calling still.

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Calling now for thee,
O weary prodigal, come;
Calling now for thee,
O weary prodigal, come.

Patient, loving and tenderly
Still the Father pleads,
Hear, O hear Him calling,
Calling now for thee;
Oh! return while the Spirit
In mercy intercedes,
Hear His loving voice calling still.

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Come, there’s bread in the house
Of the Father, and to spare,
Hear, O hear Him calling,
Calling now for thee;
Lo! the table is spread and the feast
Is waiting there,
Hear His loving voice calling still.

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