Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.@John 6:37
Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fanny Crosby, 1895. Some hymnals show the author as Julia Sterling, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)

Come home, come home, my child, O where art thou?
Break, break the chain that holds the captive now;
A mother’s heart is yearning still for thee,
And pleads in tears, Come home, my child, to me.


Come home, come home,
O wand’ring child, come home;
From those who love thee well,
Why longer roam?

O blessèd time, when thou wast young and fair;
When days were bright, nor filled with anxious care:
Bright were my hopes of future years for thee,
But still I hope thou wilt come back to me.


Canst thou, my child, forget a mother’s prayer,
Her tender love, her long unwearied care?
Come back, my child, whate’er thy faults may be;
I love thee still, and ever pray for thee.