Scripture Verse

I will arise and go to my father. Luke 15:18


Words: J. Da­vid Ja­quette, 1900.

Music: Will­iam W. Van­sant (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ja­quette or Van­sant (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


List! sin­ner, the voice of thy Sav­ior is heard,
Attend and re­ject not His plea;
He asks for thy heart, now be­lieve on His word,
He of­fers sweet par­don to thee.


Come home, come home,
Come, trust in a Sav­ior’s love;
Come home, wea­ry one, come home,
Come home to that land above.

Why lin­ger in dark­ness and dan­ger so long?
The day of sal­va­tion is near;
Come, all ye that labor, His love is so strong,
That all His sweet pro­mise may share.


Full long has the bur­den of sin weighed thee down,
O, hast­en to Cal­va­ry’s side;
See, there on the cross He has pur­chased thy crown,
A ran­som for sin­ners has died.


Despised and re­ject­ed, at length He may leave,
His Spir­it no long­er may strive;
His mer­cy and par­don, oh, wilt thou re­ceive?
’Twill peace to thy soul quick­ly give.